Meatloaf to Write Home About

Brown Sugar Ketchup Glaze Ingredients

1/2 cup ketchup

4 tablespoons brown sugar

4 teaspoons cider vinegar

Meatloaf Ingredients

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves minced

2 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

1/2 cup milk

1 pound ground chuck

1/2 pound ground pork

1/2 pound ground veal

2/3 cup finely crushed saltine crackers (about 16)

1/3 cup minced parsley


For the glaze, mix all ingredients in small pan, set aside.

For the meatloaf, heat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat oil in medium skillet.

Add onion and garlic; sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.

Set aside to cool.

Mix eggs with salt, pepper, thyme, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and milk.

Add to meat in large bowl along with crackers, parsley and cooked onion and garlic.

Mix with fork until evenly blended and mixture doesn’t stick to the bowl. If it sticks add milk.

With wet hands, pat mixture into 9x5-inch loaf shape.

Place in foil lined baking pan for easy clean up.

Brush with half the glaze.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Cool at least 20 minutes and serve with the remaining glaze.

Sandy's Note: You can use all ground chuck instead of 1/2 pound each pork and veal.