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Friday, July 1, 2011

Grandma's Meatloaf

This is my Grandma's recipe that's been passed down to me. I grew up eating this meatloaf and it has (if possible) grown more and more delicious over the years! It's my 2-year-old's favorite meal and he frequently eats as much of it as me in one sitting! I've made a few variations from the original, including using turkey instead of beef and losing the green bell peppers according to my family's taste. I fully expect people to play with it for their own diners. :) Have fun and enjoy!

Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 16 saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire├é sauce
  • 1 Tbs black pepper
  • 3 Tbs garlic powder
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 3 Tbs brown sugar
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine turkey, eggs, onion, crackers,├é Worcestershire, and seasonings in a large bowl.
  3. Mix ingredients with hands until well-blended.
  4. Press into a 9" x 9" or 9" x 13" (or anything in between).
  5. Bake for 45 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, combine ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  7. Reset oven to 375 degrees.
  8. Spoon off fat/oil.
  9. Spread ketchup mixture over top.
  10. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
  11. Slice and serve.