Sweet & Sour Meatloaf

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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:

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In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of brown sugar,

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1 teaspoon dry mustard,

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2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of white vinegar,

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1 teaspoon of classic yellow mustard,

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1/2 of an 8-ounce can of tomato sauce,

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1 teaspoon of celery salt and about 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt.

Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

 

For the Loaf:

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In a large bowl combine 1 teaspoon kosher salt with 1 pound of ground beef,

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add 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper,

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and 1/2 of an onion, diced.

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Take one egg and beat it slightly in a small bowl.

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Add 1/2 of the beaten egg to the loaf mixture.

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Add 1/2 of the sauce to the loaf mix.

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Take 3-4 saltine crackers and crumble them between your fingers (no special cooking techniques here!),

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and add 2 tablespoons worth to the loaf mixture.

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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!

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Shape into a loaf and place on sheet pan.

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Pour rest of sauce over the top of the meatloaf.

Cover with foil.

Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes – 1 hour.

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Serves 4, but will want to double the recipe as there never seems to be enough!

Bon Appétit, Ma Chérie!

 

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