Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
This is a little different than the usual tomato type meatloaf glaze. I found the recipe in a cookbook I picked up at a garage sale called "Like Grandma Used To Make" and I tweaked it a little bit. I usually double the sauce.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs lean ground beef
- 12 saltine crackers, crushed
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄3 cup fresh mushrooms or 1⁄3 cup sweet green pepper, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons minced parsley
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sage
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Dijon mustard or 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
- Preheat the oven to 350*F. Mix the ground beef, crackers, milk, onion, mushrooms or green pepper, parsley, salt, sage, black pepper and eggs. Shape the mixture into an 8x4 inch loaf and place in a shallow baking pan. (I have one of those 2 piece meatloaf pans where the grease drips to the bottom and I love it!).
- Bake for approximately 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 170*F.
- In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, lemon juice and mustard. Spread over the meatloaf and return to the oven for 10 minutes.
We really liked this meatloaf. It's very similar to my own recipe, except for the topping. I used green pepper instead of mushrooms. To suit my own tastes, next time I will use a little more mustard and less brown sugar. My kids ate meatloAf 2 days in a row and didn't complain about eating leftovers!