Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
While looking for a good recipe for meatloaf on this website, I gathered common ingredients amongst the recipes I looked at and came up with my own version. I never would make meatloaf very often because I never liked the way it came out. I finally came up with a recipe that I now use quite often. Enjoy!
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 large sweet onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon pine nuts (optional)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2⁄3 cup breadcrumbs (I use Progresso Seasoned)
- 2 lbs beef mince
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 (14 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350F/180°C.
- Melt butter in large skillet and cook onions slowly until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add pine nuts if using, and cook until onions are tender. Remove from heat and leave to sit.
- Mix the ingredients for the sauce in a separate bowl and set aside.
- In the meantime, mix salt, dry mustard, garlic powder and breadcrumbs together. Add to beef in a large bowl. Combine Worcestershire with egg and add to beef mixture. Add onions.
- With clean hands (duh!) combine mixture thoroughly and shape into loaf and place in a 9" X 13" glass baking dish. (You can also divide the mixture evenly and make 4 individual loaves which should be about 9 oz. each). Pour the tomato sauce around the loaf and cover with foil.
- Place in oven and bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes prior to serving. Slice into 1/2" pieces and serve with tomato sauce. Goes well with smashed taters and veggie of your choice. :).
On the suggestion of SusieQusie, I made this dish for the *I recommend Game*. Like her, I made this comfort classic using lean ground turkey. Not sure if it was precooking the onions or the balance of spices and cooking preparation, but this meatloaf was superb. Not too meaty - not too much filler it was all just right with lovely subtle flavors. Already happily contemplating the sandwiches from leftovers that will become lunch tomorrow. The sauce to accompany this meatloaf was too sweet for my tastes. That said I liked the use of the dry mustard and will try a more savory combination of herbs for a somewhat different result.
Love the sauce! A nice change from the usual tomato ketchup atop meatloaf. I used ground turkey and Eggbeaters to lower the fat somewhat and poured in a glug of milk to add more moisture. Good comfort food - thanks for posting!