"Comfort food at it's finest!"
New England Meat Loaf
"There are dozens of ways to make meatloaf with different ground meats and various additions. This all-beef loaf, a comfort food classic, is shaped in a baking dish and covered with a tangy tomato sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes, and sautéed vegetables."
1 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
1/4 cup milk
1 small onion, chopped finely (about 3/4 cup)
2lbs 80/20 ground beef
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 cup chopped parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Table spoon brown sugar
Set the oven at 350 degrees. Have on hand a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
In a bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients, combine the breadcrumbs and milk.
Mix well to moisten the bread and set aside for 5 minutes.
Add the onion, beef, eggs, chopped parsley, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to bread crumb mixture.
With clean hands, mix well until thoroughly combined.
Place the meat mixture in the baking dish and form it into an oval loaf that is about 10 inches long, a generous 4 inches wide, and 2 1/2 inches high.
In a bowl, stir together the tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar. Pour the sauce over the meat.
Bake the meatloaf for 70 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf registers 155 degrees (it will rise 5 degrees as it rests). If there are any brownish-gray clumps around the loaf, spoon them off; it's natural for some meat proteins to release during cooking and these can coagulate into grayish liquid and soft clumps. They're edible, but the loaf is prettier without them.
Rest meatloaf sit in a warm place for 5 minutes (the temperature will rise 5 degrees).
Cut into thick slices and serve.
"Nothing says comfort like a plate of right from the oven meatloaf dinner. Serve with mashed potatoes, and a vegetable or creamy extra cheesy Mac and cheese! A childhood favorite! Make delicious sandwiches for lunch the next day... if there is any to spare!"
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