Homemade Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf recipeWhen I was a newly married woman, many years ago, I was told every family needs their very own homemade meatloaf recipe. I found a recipe in my first cookbook, a “Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book.”  The meatloaf recipe said”Create Your Own Meatloaf” and boy did I.  After lots of trial and error, this is what I came up with. 

My family loves this recipe. We hardly ever have leftovers. When we do, it is even better the next day. My husband tries to sneak a piece into the refrigerator to take for his lunch at work. This makes me smile. 

Ingredients for Homemade Meatloaf:

2 pounds ground beef

2 beaten eggs

1 1/2 cup plain fine dried  bread crumbs (Panko are also good)

1/2 cup beer (This is a very important ingredient, I have tried making it with milk and even water, it’s just not the same.)

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

2 tablespoons dried parsley

1/4 teaspoon dried sage

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons bottles ketchup

Instructions for Homemade Meatloaf:

Preheat over to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.  I use my hands to work the ingredients together.  I wash my hands well before digging in and after.  Even the kids  enjoy squishing the meat.

Place meat mixture in a loaf pan or, my personal favorite, a 10-inch iron skillet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes to an hour.  I use a meat thermometer to be sure it reaches 170 degrees internal temperature.

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Homemade Meatloaf Recipe

Slice and serve. I like to serve mine with a vegetable side or two and Homemade Beer Bread.  My family likes to put ketchup or barbecue sauce on it, but it tastes delicious without it.

Okay, now I am hungry, I think I need to make some meatloaf

Makes 8 servings.

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Homemade Meatloaf Recipe
When I was a newly married woman, many years ago, I was told every family needs their very own homemade meatloaf recipe. I found a recipe in my first cookbook.
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Ingredients for Homemade Meatloaf
  1. 2 pounds ground beef
  2. 2 beaten eggs
  3. 1 1/2 cup plain fine dried bread crumbs (Panko are also good)
  4. 1/2 cup beer (This is a very important ingredient, I have tried making it with milk and even water, it's just not the same.)
  5. 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  6. 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  7. 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  8. 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  11. 2 tablespoons bottles ketchup
Instructions for Homemade Meatloaf
  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. I use my hands to work the ingredients together. I wash my hands well before digging in and after. Even the kids enjoy squishing the meat.
  3. Place meat mixture in a loaf pan or, my personal favorite, a 10-inch iron skillet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes to an hour. I use a meat thermometer to be sure it reaches 170 degrees internal temperature.
Notes
  1. Slice and serve. I like to serve mine with a vegetable side or two and Homemade Beer Bread. My family likes to put ketchup or barbecue sauce on it, but it tastes delicious without it.
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
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About Nelle

I am Nelle. I grew up in rural, small town, Ohio. When I was young, I learned a lot about homesteading from my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, 4-H, FFA, and others around me.
Now, I’m all grown up, have 6 children of my own, and plan to teach them everything I know.

Here on Mama’s Homestead, we talk and write about homesteading, homeschooling, and kidsteading (homesteading with kids). We teach our kids about survival, self-sufficiency, gardening (vegetable, herb, flower), orchard, beekeeping, home keeping, soap making, harvesting, cooking, food preservation, livestock, nature, crafts, homesteading tools and wares, and more…

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