Simple Meatloaf

Good morning readers!

So, I’ve been out of the blogging game for almost two months now… But I’m sure you can cut me some slack; I did have a baby after all 🙂 And speaking of our beautiful baby girl, she is doing very well! Growing like a weed. It’s crazy to look at her pics from the day she was born and compare them to now. She has filled out and just changed so much already! If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen all my obsessive pics of her! But if you don’t follow me, that’s alright. I’ll give you a little baby update with pics soon. Today’s post, though, is about a simple and delicious meatloaf recipe I created.

A few weeks ago, hubby and I were discussing dinner and I was just really craving something hearty and comforting. Meatloaf quickly came to mind. It had been a long time since I’d had it, so the craving had to be satisfied! When I was a kid, my dad always made a delicious meatloaf. His version was the reason I fell in love with it. I myself have only made meatloaf once before. It was ok, but nothing like my dads. So, I decided to test my meatloaf skills to see if I could make a better one this time, and the results were AMAZING! Moist, flavorful, and just pure meaty deliciousness.

This recipe makes enough meatloaf for a crowd! Or for leftovers for a couple days 🙂 I did not take any pictures, but when I make it again I’ll be sure and do that and add them to my post. Hope you guys enjoy!

Simple Meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. seasoned salt
  • 2 tbsp. black pepper

Topping:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all your meatloaf ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Form loaf out of mixture on a foil-lined baking sheet.*
  4. Mix topping ingredients together and spread evenly over the top of the loaf.
  5. Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour.**

*You could also divide the meat between two loaf pans. If you do this, lower your cooking time by 15 min or so. Cooking times will vary between ovens, so check and make sure it’s cooked through before serving.

**Not all ovens are created equal. This time and temp worked perfect for us, but if your oven tends to burn or undercook things, then adjust accordingly.

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