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Grandma's Delicious Meatloaf

Have you ever noticed how some foods have this wonderful ability to bring back memories? These foods, often known as comfort foods, are almost always a hit at the dinner table. However, they need to be done right. A perfect example of this is meatloaf. If it's not done right, it can be a totally horrible experience. Luckily, you will never have to worry about that happening with this great recipe for Grandma's delicious meatloaf. It's one that has always been a hit at our home, and we often look forward to having again and again.

Meatloaf ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Topping ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon catsup
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

Recipe:

  1. Preheat. Before you begin mixing your meatloaf, you need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make the meatloaf. In a large mixing bowl add all of the ingredients except for the ground beef. Mix everything together, until it has been well mixed. It should look something along the lines of a no-bake cookie dough. Once you have reached that consistency, add your hamburger. Knead the hamburger and the rest of the ingredients together until it has been completely mixed together. Pack the completed meatloaf into a bread pan that is about 9 inches by 5 inches by 3 inches and set aside.
  3. Make the topping. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the topping ingredients, and mix thoroughly. Continue mixing until you have reached the consistency of a thick syrup. Spread the topping mix over the top of the meat loaf.
  4. Bake. Place your meat loaf into the preheated oven, and allow it to cook for one hour and fifteen minutes (1:15). Remove from oven, and set aside to cool slightly before serving.

This recipe will serve four people with no problem, and still have a little left over. On the average my family will have enough left over for lunch the next day. Usually it will not last long beyond that, since we love to eat it. Ideally we serve this along with some hash brown potato casserole and green beans.

 

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