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Basic Meat Loaf

No recipe image available.A good basic, flavorful recipe for meat loaf, the perennial comfort food.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup tomato ketchup
1/2 cup prepared barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix together ground beef, dry bread crumbs, egg, milk, chopped onion, salt, dry mustard, pepper, sage, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon into an ungreased loaf pan and top with ketchup.
  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C), uncovered, for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until done; drain.
  3. When cool, cut into 1/2-inch slices.
  4. Combine prepared barbecue sauce and water in a skillet. Place slices of meatloaf in the skillet, turning to coat all sides with the barbecue sauce. Cover and cook over low heat, basting occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.