Sunday, November 10, 2013

Aunt Lola's Meatloaf

Years ago, Dear Abby published a Meatloaf recipe that she billed as "the best."  Aunt Lola has got her recipe beat. The secret is the topping. Try this recipe. It is simple and delicious. And you do not have to buy that expensive too salty onion soup mix to get flavor. 

Aunt Lola Lease's Meatloaf


2/3 cup Bread Crumbs
1 cup liquid (milk, stock, or water)
1 and 1/2 pounds Ground Beef
1/4 cup chopped Onion
2 Eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon Salt

Topping Ingredients:

6 tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Dry Mustard
1/2 cup Catsup

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Soak the bread crumbs in the liquid. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Put in a 9x12 inch baking pan. Mix topping ingredients and spread over the meat. Bake for 45 minutes.

Note: I never make this with Milk. I use Stock or Water. I reduce the Brown Sugar to half. For best results mince onions finely.

Children like this a lot. And it slices well for MeatLoaf Sandwiches. Sure, you can add all sorts of embellishments like minced Green Pepper or a little Worcestershire Sauce in the Topping but why gild a Lily? 

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