Thursday, January 7, 2010


We are sort of snobs when it comes to meatloaf at our house. That is until today when I had a pound of meatloaf mix and didn't have the motivation to pan fry 20 some odd meatballs, and in effect, smell like oil and garlic all day.

I combined two recipes for meatloaf, one from Ina Garten and the other from Allrecipes. I served it with roasted potatoes and carrots and a baby green salad with sweet vidalia dressing.

Kelly's Brown Sugar Mini Meatloaves (something about individualized meatloaves elevated it for me)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 chopped onion
3 minced cloves of garlic
1 1/4- 1 1/2 lb meatloaf mix
1/2 cup whole milk
1 extra large egg
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp ketchup
1/2 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a sheet pan (or use a silpat). Sprinkle brown sugar into five ovals (where you will be setting the loaves) on the sheet pan and squirt ketchup on top.

Saute onion with olive oil for five minutes until translucent and then toss in the garlic for the last minute. Remove from heat. Gently combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl (including the onion and garlic). Try to not overmix because you will end up with more dense loaves. Place loaves on top of brown sugar/ketchup.

Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kelly! This recipe is amazing! We made it last night and it is seriously the best meatloaf I have ever made. Something about the ketchup and brown sugar make it taste so good. Thanks for posting it!


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