Meaty Meatloaf

It is technically spring and we got snow in Charlottesville yesterday! With temperatures back in the 30's, I was feeling like I needed to make something warm and filling so I decided on Ina's meatloaf (can you tell I am loving her right now?). I love meatloaf. A meal doesn't get much better than a delish meatloaf, mac & cheese and coleslaw. I didn't change a thing about this recipe except that I added green peppers and I thought that it was a nice flavor addition with the yellow onions. Not a meatloaf fan? Don't say that yet because you might be after making this!

Sourced from Ina Garten

You Will Need:
  • 1 Tbsp good olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped yellow onions (3 onions)
  • 2 cups green peppers, diced
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme eaves
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1/3 cup canned chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground chuck (81 percent lean)
  • 1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 2 extra-large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup ketchup

Here We Go:
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
  • Heat the olive oil in a medium saute pan
  • Add the onions, green peppers, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent but not brown
  • Off the heat, add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and allow to cool slightly
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, onion mixture, bread crumbs, and eggs, and mix lightly with a fork
  • Don't mash or the meat loaf will be dense
  • Shape the mixture into a rectangular loaf on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper
  • Spread the ketchup evenly on top and bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F and the meat loaf is cooked through (A pan of hot water in the oven, under the meat loaf, will keep the top from cracking.) Serve hot.

Serves 6
Happy Feasting!


katie said...

That meatloaf looks delicious. Your blog is great! Very inspiring and makes me excited to start cooking for 2 again!

grayhassold said...

Hi! Love the blog and recipes ... and of course, Ina! So, my new years resolution is to make one new and different recipe each week and I have to share this with you. It's Balsamic Glazed Lamb Meatloaf from Real Simple. You have to make it! If anyone's a meatloaf skeptic after having this, they are crazy! http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/balsamic-glazed-lamb-meat-loaf-recipe-00000000028094/index.html. Hope yall are doing well! xoxo

Kate said...

Gray! Thanks for checking my blog out and this lamb meatloaf recipe looks awesome! I am actually makeing Moroccan lamb burgers this week so be sure to check back for that post (speaking of lamb). Love the new goal of trying to make one new different recipe a week. I bet Eric is loving that new goal too.We are doing well and I hope y'all are too!xoxox