Now that you’ve met my most unsavory twin, it’s time to relax and consider a delicious meatloaf recipe for dinner tonight:
Meatloaf for First-Timers, All-Timers, and Old-Timers
3 pounds lean ground beef, chicken, turkey, bison, or a combination
½ to 1 cup dry bread crumbs
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons Worcestershire or steak sauce
1 tablespoon grated horseradish
1 cup chopped onion
½ cup ketchup or barbecue sauce
Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit (I’m American; I don’t ‘speak’ metric well. International users of this recipe will have to do their own conversions). In a large bowl mix all ingredients except ketchup well. Place meat mixture in a long baking pan; shape into a French-bread-loaf-like thing. Spread ketchup on top of loaf. Bake for 75 to 90 minutes or until center of meatloaf reaches 160° Fahrenheit (or whatever the ‘safe cooked-meat’ standard is in your country). Drain grease off ; transfer to warm serving platter. Slice and eat. Refrigerate any leftovers (if you have any; I can’t seem to keep leftovers at my house, even for a meatloaf of this size, because of my large yet lovably goofy pseudohusband). Serve with your favorite hot grain and a nice dinner vegetable.
Serves 8 generously (under normal circumstances).
After you try out this recipe, send in your favorite meatloaf recipes in the comment box.