Errands, Rain and Meat Loaf

Today was one of those gray, rainy days outside. After waiting in line for 45 minutes at one of my business errands, then getting wet as I dashed for my car, I decided this would be a perfect day for some comfort food. I had a new meat loaf recipe I wanted to try. Several weeks ago I saw it posted on my friend Beth's Facebook page, and I saved it. Then I stashed it somewhere, as I often do with recipes. The only problem with that is finding the recipe again when I want to use it. I went through a number of recipes, and finally came up with the right one. I'm glad I did because this meat loaf is easy to make and is soooo delicious. The original recipe came from Beth's mother, Archie, who is well into her 90's now. I have learned to pay attention when a 90-year-old wants to share a recipe. This is a recipe I won't lose again.

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Meat Loaf

1/2 cup catsup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 pound ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 tablespoon minced parsley

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking dish with cooking spray. In a small saucepan, mix catsup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, and nutmeg. Heat until mixture begins to bubble, then remove from heat. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, egg, and bread crumbs. Add salt, pepper, onion, and parsley. Stir in 1/2 of the cooled sauce; mix well. Shape into a loaf and place in the prepared baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes. Spread remaining 1/2 of sauce over top of meatloaf. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.



  1. It sounds delicious and perfect for a cool fall day :)

  2. Meatloaf is definitely a favorite. And you're right...you sure can't go wrong trusting a recipe from a 'mature' cook...thanks for sharing! Will try soon!