Friday, July 11, 2014

Sweet Southern Meat Loaf

This was My Grammy's Recipe
It is the most delicious meat loaf
I've made a couple additions
Honey and nutmeg makes this sauce so very lovely!
My mother made an Italian version with green pepper, which was good
But I am so partial to this meat loaf.. Its the best I've ever had
2 pounds Lean Ground Beef
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup Vidalia Sweet Onion, minced
1/2 cup Celery, minced
1 teaspoon Season-All, Seasoned Salt
1/2 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Roasted Garlic, mashed or 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
3 slices White Bread, ground into crumbs
1/8 cup Warm Milk
2 eggs, whisked
1/4 cup Honey
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Because I was making potato salad the same day I seasoned/marinated my meat loaf
I used celery and onion juice in these loaves.
Great idea for those who don't like to bite down on chunks on celery and onion.
 I placed the ground beef into a gallon size Ziploc bag
then added the liquids, seasonings and honey
This makes for a less messy way of mixing the meat
Once mixed, refrigerate overnight
Before forming into loaves
Heat milk (do not boil) add to bread crumbs
whisk eggs
Add the breadcrumbs and milk to the meat mixture 
Combine sauce ingredients
 Divide the meat mixture into two equal parts
Place the meat into two Pyrex (502 refrigerator dishes) loaf pans
 Pour sauce over top, cover with glass lids
Bake 30-40 minutes @ 350 degrees F. 
 Glass lids help to cook the loaves more evenly
As you can see, they also prevent splatter in the oven
I like to serve these with Calico Beans, Fried Cabbage and Cornbread Muffins.
I will be posting those recipes as well.
  Below I served a large meat loaf with creamed spinach, glazed baby carrots, and creamy garlic mashed potatoes and gravy.

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