Mama’s Hearty Homemade Meatloaf

Are you ready to learn how to make the most delicious, hearty meatloaf of all time? Well, grab your apron and let’s get cooking!

First, let’s gather our ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp mustard

Now that we have everything we need, let’s get to work!

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, milk, diced onion, diced celery, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Step 2: Form the mixture into a loaf shape and place it in a large baking dish.

Step 3: In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard. Spread the ketchup mixture over the top of the meatloaf.

Step 4: Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160°F.

Step 5: Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing it into thick slices. Serve the meatloaf with your choice of sides and a big dollop of mashed potatoes on top.

And there you have it, the best hearty homemade meatloaf of all time! Now go forth and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills. Just don’t be surprised if they ask for seconds… or thirds!

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