Ginny’s Everyday Meatloaf Recipe…

Sometimes a good comfort food meal can do wonders. I’m thinking of making this recipe one day this week… haven’t had it in quite some time… a GREAT recipe for meatloaf with a super tasty sauce on top, an all time favorite! Sometimes I’ll make it half the size, but keep the same amount of sauce.

Ginny is the lady that lived next door when we were growing up. She had girls my age and around my age (HI DAWN, JACKIE, LINDA, LAURA, GINNY!!) and I had the absolute best time with them. With summer nights spent sleeping on their wonderful screened in porch, making dinner most nights, we just had the best time… and shhhh, keep it a secret, here’s the recipe!


Meatloaf Ingredients:

2/3 cup bread crumbs

1 cup milk

1  1/2 pounds ground beef (nowdays I use the lean stuff)

2 beaten eggs

1/4 cup onion

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sage

dash of pepper

Topping Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon dry mustard

SOAK the breadcrumbs in the milk. ADD the ground beef, eggs, onion, salt, sage and pepper. Form into a loaf and put in an 8″ (I spray with canola oil) loaf pan. BAKE at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes+ (or until almost done – internal temp 160F)

Then I spoon off any fat, and spread on the ketchup mixture topping. Bake 10 more minutes (check temp again), and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

You won’t believe how good this is! Trust me… extra tasty with mashed potatoes and some sauteed fresh spinach with olive oil, garlic and lemon!


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