Recipe Cupboard – Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf


1 tablespoon butter

1/4 cup minced onion

2 cloves garlic minced

salt to taste

black pepper to taste

2 pounds ground beef

3 slices of bread toasted and crumbled or breadcrumbs or oatmeal or crackers or some even use rice

1 egg lightly beaten

3 tablespoons sour cream

1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 (15 ounce) tomato sauce, divided

7 crackers

3 tablespoons ketchup


Preheat Oven 350

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook the onion and garlic about 5 minutes or until tender.  Remove from heat, and season with the black pepper and salt.

In a large bowl, mix the onion and garlic, beef, crumbled bread, crushed crackers, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 can tomato sauce.  Gradually stir in the milk 1 teaspoon at a time until mixture is moist, but not soggy.  Transfer the mixture to a 5X9 loaf pan.

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven 40 minutes.  Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees, and continue baking 15 minutes, to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix the remaining tomato sauce and ketchup.  Pour over the top of the meatloaf and continue baking 10 minutes.

NOTE: the milk is optional, is added due to high altitude and dry climate.