Caroline’s Meatloaf

September 29, 2009

For whatever reason, there are some “classic” dishes that I never tried growing up.  Meatloaf is one of them.  A few years ago, I was visiting a good friend from college, and she made these individual meatloaves.  They are very tasty and go well with all sorts of sides.  Tonight I made them with braised green beans and mushrooms, plus some crispy Parmesan potato puffs (stay tuned…that recipe will be posted in the next few days!).
To make the individual patties, you will need:
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ c ketchup
  • ¼ c water
  • ½ c minced onion
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 c soft breadcrumbs, lightly packed
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (or try ground chicken or turkey or a combo of beef, pork and veal)
For the sauce:
  • 4 T ketchup
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 t prepared mustard
Caroline's Meatloaf

Caroline's Meatloaf

To start…

  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Line a baking tray with tinfoil.
  2. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Blend in ketchup, water, minced onion, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Mix in soft breadcrumbs.
  3. With your hands (or a fork!), mix ground beef with other ingredients.
  4. Divide into four or five portions for individual meat loaves. Place on the baking tray.
  5. Mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl.  Taste and adjust to preference.
  6. Spread on top of each individual patty.
  7. Bake about 30 minutes or until done!

Note:  If you want to pop some in the freezer for later, wrap patties in foil and freeze without the sauce. When you are ready to enjoy, thaw and top with sauce before baking!

One comment

  1. […] to balance it out. Not sure that this one is your style? Check out one of these other versions: Caroline’s meatloaf, vegetable meatloaf, yummy meatloaf, or roasted tomato […]

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