Diner Meatloaf

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
clove garlic or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1
small onion
2
slices bread with crust
1/4
cup milk
2
teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground mustard
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
large egg
1/3
cup ketchup, chili sauce or barbecue sauce

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, break up the beef into small pieces, using a fork or spoon.
  • 2
    Peel and finely chop the garlic. Peel the onion, and chop enough of the onion into small pieces to measure 3 tablespoons. Wrap remaining piece of onion, and refrigerate for another use. Add the garlic and onion to the beef.
  • 3
    Tear the bread into small pieces and add to beef mixture.
  • 4
    Add the milk, Worcestershire sauce, sage, salt, mustard, pepper and egg to the beef mixture. Mix with a fork, large spoon or your hands until the ingredients are well mixed.
  • 5
    Place the beef mixture in an ungreased baking pan. Shape the mixture into an 8x4-inch loaf in the pan, then spread the ketchup over the top.
  • 6
    Bake uncovered 50 to 60 minutes until meat and juices are no longer pink or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 160°F and center of loaf is no longer pink*. Let the loaf stand 5 minutes so it will be easier to remove from the pan. Remove loaf from pan and cut into slices.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • If you like bell pepper, onions, and celery in your meatloaf, you may find that it may remain pink even though the beef is cooked to 160°F in the center. It's due to the natural nitrate content of these ingredients. So it is best to always check meatloaf with a thermometer to make sure it is thoroughly cooked.
  • Use ground turkey for the beef. Bake about 60 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 165°F.
  • You can use 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs or 1/2 cup quick- cooking oats for the 2 slices bread. Just add it to the beef mixture.
  • Almost any size pan will work; just be sure the pan has sides to catch the juices that will accumulate while the meatloaf bakes.
  • Cut a small slit near center of loaf; meat and juices should no longer be pink.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Servings
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
560mg
23%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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