Monday, November 17, 2008

Dinner Blessings #5

One of my most favorite foods of all time has been and always will be.....

MEATLOAF!!

I know, of all the foods in the world...meatloaf? But it is. I love a few other things just as much, but this is one of my top favs. I'm a big-time carnivore. Had I lived 2 million years ago I would have been a T-rex. Seriously...

So I'd like to share my favorite meatloaf recipe with you.....and if you have one please share it using Mr. Linky on your blog or post it in the comment section. I'd love to see all the "meatloaf" recipes out there. I make it at least 2 times a month. So show me what you've got!

I wish I could give credit for this recipe, but I actually found it on a written piece of paper about 10 years ago in my church's kitchen. I snagged it...it look dusty. I don't think anyone was looking for it, but I took it, made it, and fell in love...so that's why I call it...

Sunday Meatloaf

2 pounds ground beef
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 pound bacon strips, uncooked

Sauce
2 cups ketchup
2 cups brown sugar

Combine all ingredients EXCEPT bacon, ketchup and brown sugar. Put in a large 9x6 loaf pan. Cut bacon strips in half and place on top of meatloaf to cover. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Remove and drain excess juices (fat). Spoon ketchup/brown sugar sauce over the top. Save some for serving at the table too. Return to oven for about 15-20 more min. Let stand for a few minutes before serving. (I'm hungry just typing this!!!!)

Enjoy and please share yours! I can always use a new Meatloaf recipe....well, my family would love the variation!
Ps...don't forget Homemaker Monday over at 11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven!

9 comments:

lmerie said...

This meatloaf sounds great! My husband's view about meatloaf was "why ruin a perfect hamburger?" I did make meatloaf one evening and he did try it and he did say it was good! :) I will have to try this variation out with them!

Carla said...

We have a Sunday meatloaf meal also! Nothing fancy, just meat-in a loaf:) I'm going to start adding pureed vegs next time:)

Your recipe looks yummy:)

Mom2my9 said...

This looks really great. I love meatloaf! Thanks for linking up and I'll see you next week, Tara!

Grammy said...

This looks really great.

Linda said...

Yum ... meatloaf is one of my favorites too. I finally found a recipe that I love. It's pretty similar to your recipe. It comes from The Best Recipe cookbook. But of course I tweaked it a bit to make it my own. I'll probably be making it next weekend. Thanks for the reminder.

High-Heels And A Sippy-Cup said...

Looks delicious! I'll have to give this a try.

Sit A Spell said...

I also have a meatloaf recipe on a piece of paper. I've been married 16 yrs. I called my mama during our first yr of marriage for her recipe...I grabbed the closest piece of paper and jotted it down...it's STILL on that same piece of paper in my recipe box! I love those kind of memories. I'll give yours a whirl! : )

Debbie said...

I love good meatloaf. I am anxious to try your recipe. I would rather use a tried and true recipe than anything else. Why waste good time and good food. Thanks for sharing. Deb

Dustybug said...

I have a ton of meatloaf recipes that I use! lol. My husband asks why I change it so often. Here are the links to a few that I like:

My favorite one is on my post here:
http://reachtothemoonandback.blogspot.com/2008/10/menu-plan-monday_13.html

Then another one is here:
http://reachtothemoonandback.blogspot.com/2008/07/mmmmmeatloaf.html