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Monday, July 30, 2012

Inspired by... easy dinners


I haven't posted a recipe in awhile... how about some meatloaf?

I have to tell you, I'm not a big "beef" fan, {I realize, living in Texas, that I'm taking my life in my hands by admitting such a scandalous truth...} but this little loaf turned out mighty tasty!





Adapted from a recipe on allrecipes.com, let's see if I can remember what I did...


Sweet Onion & Garlic Meatloaf


1/2 cup ketchup

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 T lemon juice

1 tsp mustard powder

2 lbs ground beef

1 cup bread crumbs, Italian style

1 can sweet onion & garlic diced tomatoes, well drained

1 egg, beaten

1 bouillon cube, crushed



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, lemon juice and mustard powder.

3. In a separate, large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, diced tomatoes, egg, bouillon and most of the ketchup mixture (leaving just enough in the bowl for spreading on top of the loaf).  Mix well and place in a 5x9 loaf pan.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, then drain an excess fat, coat with remaining ketchup mixture (add more ketchup if needed) and bake for 10 more minutes.




Slice, and serve up with your favorite sides!  Don't forget the leftovers.  This made a great sandwich the next day!


Have a wonder-filled day!







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  1. I will be making this.. and what cute plates you have!!!

  2. Yumm! I can envision cooking this in September and having the wonderful aroma all through the house!

  3. Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

    Ps Now following you via GFC

  4. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe!


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