Sometimes I crave comfort food, maybe it’s because the complexity of gourmet food becomes exhausting. Maybe because it reminds me of times when my only worries were where the night pickup football game was, what color Icee the Wawa had in stock, and which numbnuts keeps picking the same song on “The Box”
What youll need:
2 pounds of ground beef (I used a mixture of 80% and 85% beef)
1/3 cup if steak sauce
1/2 tablespoon of adobo seasoning
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons Parsley
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
For the misenplace:
Preheat the oven to 380
Mince the Garlic, Onion and Parsley and set aside
For the recipe:
In a large mixing bowl, add the 2 pounds of beef.
Now add the onion, parsley, and garlic, mix until combined.
Next add the Egg, Parmesan cheese, and adobo seasonings, mix well.
Add the steak sauce, salt and cracked black pepper, mix until combined.
In a small bowl mix together 1/3 cup of ketchup and 1/3 cup of brown sugar.
Put the mixture on the bottom of a loaf pan.
Shape the meat mixture into a loaf while it is still in the mixing bowl.
Put the loaf shaped meat into the loaf pan and spread the mixture so that it is evenly distributed.
Bake at 380 for about 45-60 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the center reaches 168 degrees, and the juices run clear.
Now, drain the juices, take the loaf out of the pan and allow to cool off slightly. (reserve any of the juices, just make sure you skim the fat off the top.) Once the loaf if warm enough to handle, slice it to your desired thickness.
Arrange the slices of meatloaf on a serving platter, and spoon the juices (skimmed of fat) over top.
In my house, and my mind, meatloaf is served with mashed potatoes and dinner rolls. 🙂