The Best Meatloaf


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 egg
1 dash ground black pepper
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup ketchup/bbq sauce/steak sauce
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup marbled cheese, grated


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.

In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, mustard, egg, black pepper and bread crumbs. In a blender, process the milk, 3 tablespoons of the ketchup, onion, green bell pepper and cheese. Then combine into the meat mixture.

Place the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and shape into a loaf. Brush the top with the remaining ketchup.

Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until done. Drain and allow to stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Note: To make fresh bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place them in a food processor or blender. Pulse until the crumbs are fine. One average slice of bread usually produces about 1/2 cup of fresh bread crumbs.

No comments: