Momma's MeatloafSubmitted by: ABIGAILSING
IntroductionMy mother made this recipe for us all my life. It is difficult to guess amounts when you are used to just pouring things in my sight, so you may have to play around with the ingredients on this one or write me. You can also add green bellpepper to it, but my hubby is not fond of them, so I don't normally. I like it with about one medium pepper in it though. I'll try to put a photo in soon. I am making this tonight. My mother made this recipe for us all my life. It is difficult to guess amounts when you are used to just pouring things in my sight, so you may have to play around with the ingredients on this one or write me. You can also add green bellpepper to it, but my hubby is not fond of them, so I don't normally. I like it with about one medium pepper in it though. I'll try to put a photo in soon. I am making this tonight.
Ground beef, lean 1 - 1 1/2 lbs
1/2 medium onion, chopped
Ketchup, about a cup
Worcestershire Sauce, a good dash or about 1 tsp.
2 tbsp Yellow mustard
2 large eggs
1/2 pack saltine crackers
about 1 tbsp each of salt and black pepper--I prefer course ground and use a little less of it.
1/2 - 1 cup Ketchup
1 - 2 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Sauce: While waiting, mix sauce ingredients and set aside.
After meat has baked 45 minutes, drain off any grease and top with sauce. Bake another 10 - 15 minutes. Serve hot with favorite vegies.
The leftovers make great sandwiches.
Number of Servings: 9
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ABIGAILSING.
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This Recipe ROCKED! It was a total family pleaser and that is VERY important in my house hold.
One ? How big/much is 1 serving? - 5/30/09
Reply from ABIGAILSING (5/30/09)
I usually use a 9X9 pan to bake it in and cut into 9 portions, so the serving is set up for 9 per dish, which is about 2.6 oz/serving when using a pound and a half of meat. Thanks for the great reviews!
This is what we make, minus the green & black peppers. We also use plain bread crumbs to avoid the sodium--tastes great! - 2/20/10
Reply from ABIGAILSING (2/21/10)
I haven't thought of trying it with bread crumbs. That would help cut more salt, especially if I use my bread and not DH's :-) Thanks for the idea.
It had a nice flavor. Mine turned out a bit soft, but that could be because I substituted flax for one of the eggs, and included about one cup of shredded zucchini that had been frozen. - 2/8/11
Reply from ABIGAILSING (2/8/11)
I imagine it was good with zucchini. Never thought of that. I've never used flax seed. Hum. May cut down on some of the ketchup or sauce. The zucchini will add moisture.
There is so much sodium that I'm going to try this without adding salt since the saltines have quite a bit as does mustard. I'll let you know how it tastes. Looks yummy! - 2/19/10
Reply from ABIGAILSING (2/20/10)
It is still good done that way. I have learned to skip the salt, especially when using tomato products. They add plenty without me helping them. Thanks for trying it. Enjoy!
Now this is the meatloaf recipe I grew up with! Saltine crackers as opposed to bread crumbs or oats is the only way to go, in my book. I must say that I'm not accustomed to making a sauce - we just always had it plain or with ketchup, but I might try it. Also, this loaf is soooo good the next day - 12/7/09
Reply from ABIGAILSING (12/7/09)
Yes, it is great leftovers. Thanks for trying it. Blessings to you.
Thanks hun, you just helped me come up with something for dinner. :-)
You forgot to add the sugar to the Ingredients. :0
Also,Top it with what Sauce?
Another than that, it sounds great to me for dinner.
I let you SP people make dinner cuz, I am out of ideas. - 5/23/09
Reply from ABIGAILSING (5/25/09)
I corrected the recipe to make the instructions more clear and the ingredient list complete. Thanks, Kbear.
I make this, but instead of mustard and brown sugar in the sauce, I use balsamic vinegar and honey with a dash of ground cumin and hot sauce. I also add a red bell pepper and a carrot to the loaf. My husband has never really liked meatloaf, but this is a hit everytime - he actually requests it! - 12/7/11
Being in Australia I had to change it a little. My daughter who screwed her nose up everytime I mentioned having meat loaf for tea ate more of it than anyone else. We will definetly be having this again. - 5/29/10
Reply from ABIGAILSING (5/30/10)
Cool deal. Thanks for sharing. I have friends in Australia. Peter and Marcia Mason. They were missionaries to the american Indians by Denver CO for many years. Hoping to get out there to see them one day.
trying this right now. I'm doubling the recipe, though and including 1 lb of lean ground turkey. I was out of regular mustard, so I used dijon. I also added vinegar to the sauce - makes it a little more like my mom's :D Thanks so much for writing out this recipe! Looking forward to tasting it! - 10/27/09
Reply from ABIGAILSING (10/27/09)
Praying its as great as can be. Enjoy! and thanks.
VERY Good! (I made about 3+ lbs of meat) I also added 1 cup of cheese to the meatloaf. I increased the sugar to about 1/3 cup, not exactly the healthiest addition but...it was really good hehe
I will definetly make this again - 8/5/09
Reply from ABIGAILSING (8/5/09)
Sounds like some interesting touches. Glad you liked it. Thanks for trying it and for you input.
Sounds great but high in sodium. That could be cut and add more fiber by using Wildtree Mom's Meatloaf Mix instead. Also check out WT Ketchup w/o HFC. Love the Mustard, ketchup, brown sugar combo!sandypack.mywildtree.com - 6/1/09
Reply from ABIGAILSING (6/1/09)
Thanks for the feedback. I may try that sometime. Not sure I want to change momma's recipe though. I just cut back on salt in the side dishes.
We made it, we ate it and we loved it! - 5/31/09
Reply from ABIGAILSING (5/31/09)
Great! I am so glad to hear that. Thank you!