My Moms Meatloaf.

"This is a really, really simple meatloaf which uses ingredients I always have on hand. Mom told me the directions over the phone, so amounts are approximate. The relish is really to taste. I have made this way too sweet before, so I recommend starting out with maybe only one tablespoon of the sweet relish."
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  • Mix the ground beef, 2 eggs, sweet relish, crushed crackers, garlic if using, and about 1/4 cup of the ketchup together. The consistency should not be dry. If it is, you can add more ketchup.
  • Put into pan and top with remaining ketchup.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until done (160 degrees).

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  1. Made this pretty much as written, using 4% fat ground beef, the full measure of pickle relish (I love that stuff!) & the 2 garlic cloves! Before baking I used ketchup on the top, but brushed it pretty thin over the loaf! Like others, I have my own way of making meatloaf, but this is definitely a nice change from my usual! Thanks for sharing the recipe ~ It's well-worth making again! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef]


I'm 23 years old, married, have a two year old son and a daughter due August 9th, 2009. My husband and I live in beautiful Kailua, HI (where we born and raised!) with our mother in law, aunt in law, and brother in law. We recently implemented a new cooking plan that I cook two nights a week, MIL cooks two nights a week, BIL cooks two nights a week, and my hubby cooks one night a week (but I think I'll end up with his nights, haha!) So I am here to find easy and quick recipes to prepare for a decent sized family! If you try any of the recipes I've actually posted, I'd love to hear your feedback, tips, and suggestions! I am a pretty novice cook and since my mother passed away when I was only 21, I have basically taught myself how to turn the stove on! Thank you! :)
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