|this isn't the prettiest picture of meatloaf, but it's delicious|
Even though many of my friends think I have a sophisticated palate, I love comfort food. Chicken pot pie, chili and meatloaf are some of my favorites, especially when it’s cold outside.
I’ve been making this meatloaf recipe for years, and it’s one of our family favorites. We love it the first night and and enjoy it even more in sandwiches the next day. Even though it goes against my general health beliefs, use the fattiest hamburger possible in this recipe. Most of the fat will render out, but the additional fat makes the meatloaf tender and juicy. Bon Appétit!
|I like to combine the other ingredients before adding the hamburger|
|After placing the meatloaf into a baking dish, turn it out into a rimmed dish|
|cover with bacon|
|top with sauce|
|As you can see, most of the fat has rendered out. Oddly, I like the charred bacon on top|
2 lb. hamburger (Use the fattiest hamburger to make the meatloaf tender and taste better.)
1/2 C. chopped onion
1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
1/4 C. chopped red, yellow, green or orange pepper
1/3 C. oatmeal
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
5 slices bacon
Prepare the sauce and set aside. Mix the hamburger, onion, garlic, pepper, oatmeal, eggs, salt, pepper and half the sauce. Press into a loaf pan and turn out into another rimmed pan. Top with bacon and then with sauce. Bake at 400ºF for 60 minutes.
1 C. catsup
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1-1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
Combine all ingredients.