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Meatloaf

Meatloaf

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This dish is great by itself or served as a side. Very easy to do and quite filling. Enjoy.

You will need:

3 pounds ground beef

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

1/2 cup oats

1 medium onion, very finely chopped

1/2 bell pepper, very finely chopped

2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce{{more}}

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 beaten egg

3/4 cup tomato sauce

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Sauce

8 tablespoons vinegar

8 tablespoons dark brown sugar

4 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup ketchup

Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan and bring to a boil. After you bring the sauce to a boil, cut the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour half of the sauce over the top of the meatloaf before you bake at 350o for 45 minutes, if using a meatloaf pan. Add the rest of the sauce to the meatloaf 10 minutes before removing the meatloaf from the oven.

Method

Combine ground beef, onion, bell pepper, bread crumbs, oats, egg, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic. Shape into one large loaf pan or use muffin tins for individual loaves. Add half of the sauce before baking. Bake at 350o for 45 minutes for a large loaf. The best way to tell if the meatloaf is done, especially if you are cooking with different size pans, is to use a meat thermometer. The meat loaf is done once it reaches 170o, but take it out of the oven at 165o. This will keep it from drying out. It will finish cooking. If using muffin tins or another pan that does not drain the grease away, remove the meatloaf from the pan to drain after taking it out of the oven.

Tip – If you don’t have a meat thermometer, you can make a small incision into the centre and see if the meatloaf is cooked (not pink). Flour or bread crumbs can also be used to replace the oats.

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