Oh yum. Yum. Yum.
I am certain that you will love this recipe for meatloaf. It is so incredible and, as a matter of fact, if I could I would put a guarantee on this delicious concoction!
See for yourself…
Let the savory adventure begin!
For the Sauce:
In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of brown sugar,
1 teaspoon dry mustard,
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of white vinegar,
1 teaspoon of classic yellow mustard,
1/2 of an 8-ounce can of tomato sauce,
1 teaspoon of celery salt and about 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt.
Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
For the Loaf:
In a large bowl combine 1 teaspoon kosher salt with 1 pound of ground beef,
add 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper,
and 1/2 of an onion, diced.
Take one egg and beat it slightly in a small bowl.
Add 1/2 of the beaten egg to the loaf mixture.
Add 1/2 of the sauce to the loaf mix.
Take 3-4 saltine crackers and crumble them between your fingers (no special cooking techniques here!),
and add 2 tablespoons worth to the loaf mixture.
Combine all ingredients together with your fingers, using your fingers to aerate* the meat as you mix.
*Aerate: plunging your fingers down into meat mixture vertically, multiple times, as you’re incorporating all of the ingredients, so as to create pockets of air throughout the meat mix!
Shape into a loaf and place on sheet pan.
Pour rest of sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
Cover with foil.
Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes – 1 hour.
Serves 4, but will want to double the recipe as there never seems to be enough!
Bon Appétit, Ma Chérie!