Friday, May 27, 2016

"No Ketchup Needed" Amish Meat Loaf Recipe

The meatloaf recipe is different from many others because it bakes with a sauce on top. It keeps it moist and gives a little extra something to spoon on each slice. No ketchup needed. Moistened bread cubes mixed in the loaf keep it from being dense. Serve it with mashed potatoes and corn and you have a delicious and filling meal.


For the meatloaf:
  • 1 cup soft bread cubes (small)
  • Milk or water
  • 1 pound ground beef or ground round
  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh celery
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 4 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 ounces water
For the sauce:
  • 4 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 ounces water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
For the meatloaf:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Moisten the bread cubes with a little milk or water. Squeeze the excess liquid out.
  3. Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl. Transfer mixture to a baking dish and form into a loaf.
  4. Leave about ¼-inch between the loaf and the sides of the pan.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Pour the sauce over the loaf and return it to the oven and bake for 1 hour, 15 minutes. (Internal temperature should be 160 degrees F or greater).
For the sauce:
  1. Stir together sauce ingredients in a small bowl until combined.

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