Sunday, July 26, 2009

Kevin's Easy Meatloaf Recipe

It's the weekend again and it's time for another one of Kevin's recipes. This week, he will be sharing with all our readers an easy to make meatloaf recipe. It's really easy and fun (cos you get to get your hands all icky and messy :P) recipe to make. Enjoy!

To start off, place about 2 lbs of lean ground beef into a large mixing bowl. You can use ground turkey too if you like. Remember, the leaner the meat, the better it is for this recipe.

Add in one large onion that has been finely diced.

Then, pour in 2 lightly beaten eggs.

Next, add in one small can of tomato paste.

Now it's time to get your hands dirty. Mix all the ingredients together.

Once it's all mixed up, add in one packet of McCormick's Meatloaf Seasoning Mix.

Mix that into the meatloaf. Then, add in about 1/2 cup of milk.

This next part can be a little bit tricky. Add in some breadcrumbs. I cannot tell you how much to add in, you will have to eyeball it. Add in just enough so that it's not too watery but not too dry either. Start with a little and slowly add in more and more. It should be just enough for the meat to form a ball.

Mix everything up one last time and form the meat mixture into a oval shaped ball (about the size and shape of a small football).

Place the meatloaf into a meatloaf pan.

Then, spread some tomato ketchup on top of the meatloaf.

Pop it into a 375F oven for about 40 minutes.

After 40 minutes, take the meatloaf out and spread some more tomato ketchup on top of it.

Pop the meatloaf back into the oven for another 20 minutes or so. After that, allow the meatloaf to cool for about 5 minutes before taking it out from the pan. It should be nicely charred on the outside (that's the best part!).

Slice the meatloaf into thick slices and it's ready to be served! Kevin served it up with some herb mashed potatoes and corn on cob. The meat was juicy in the inside and nicely charred on the outside. Mmmm mmm mmmm....what a nice weekend dinner :D

1 comment:

Heatherfeather said...

I really enjoy it when you each share your recipes. You are both so lucky that both of you enjoy cooking enough to be able to prepare a nice meal for each other.