Nearly Impossible Meatloaf

Meatloaf 1 www.theluckywife.life

I love a good old fashioned meatloaf!  This one by www.thecountrycook.net is a good recipe.  Anything this good is ALWAYS better the next day, which is what makes it nearly impossible to complete.  Why you ask?  Because it smells so good when its cooking in the oven, it takes real will power to NOT eat it the 1st night and wait a day to fry up a couple of thick slices in a frying pan.  The wait is well worth it, but takes an amazing amount of will power.

Momma’s Best Meatloaf www.thecountrycook.net- tweaked by Melanie Knight
 Ingredients: (I double this recipe)
  • 1 pound ground beef (80/20 works good)- use grass fed beef
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 slices of bread, torn up into small pieces- I used whole grain
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce (or slightly more, to taste)- use Frank’s
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup ketchup- or more

Heat oven to 350F degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl (except ketchup.) Don’t be afraid to get in there with your hands – they work best.

Spread mixture into an ungreased loaf pan.  Cook for an hour to an hour and 15 minutes (or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees). Let stand for 5 minutes and serve.

Melanie Day 1- let cool and sit overnight in the fridge.  Day 2- slice thickly and fry over med-high heat until crispy.  Serve with lots of ketchup!  I challenge you to make it to day 2!