David Wade's Meatloaf - A Comfort Food
We'll begin with a few tips for creating your best Meatloaf!
Do Not Overmix:
You want to mix until everything is just combined. Over mixing will create a dense loaf!
Use Lean Meat:
Use lean beef (but not extra lean). You need a bit of fat for flavor but don’t want it swimming in grease so lean beef is the perfect option.
Add flavors and moisture:
Adding in seasonings and soaking the breadcrumbs in milk keep this flavorful and moist. If you have fresh herbs, add those in as well for great results!
Cook on a Baking Sheet:
Using a baking sheet to cook your meatloaf gives the best results. If you cook in a loaf pan you’ll get steam (and nobody wants steamed meat) and nowhere for the drippings to go. Form your own loaf on a foil lined pan.
Rest the Meatloaf:
With any meatloaf recipe, the final product should be rested once it comes out of the oven. This helps redistribute the juices and makes sure it won’t fall apart!
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 50 minutes
RESTING TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 1 hour 10 minutes
SERVINGS 8 servings
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
2 pounds ground beef
1/3 cup onion diced
1 tablespoon chili sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon David Wade's Original Worcestershire Powder
2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 tablespoon David Wade's Original Worcestershire Powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar optional
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a foil lined baking tray with cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl combine eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs. Allow mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes.
Add the ground beef, onions, 1 tablespoon of chili sauce, Italian seasoning and parsley. Mix until just combined.
Form a 8"x4" loaf on the prepared baking tray. Bake for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the chili sauce and ketchup. Spread mixture over the meatloaf and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until cooked through and the meatloaf reaches 160°F.
Allow meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Pair your Meatloaf with your favorites side dishes! Here we used Steamed Red Potatoes and Green Beans (potato recipe will be posted soon)