Grandpa’s Famous Meatloaf

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for some time. George made this up and Connor (our oldest grandson) loved it so much he named it “Grandpa’s Famous Meatloaf”. That name stuck and all the grandchildren who had it loved it.

The secret is to make sure they don’t see him making it as he sneaks in some veggies. Amber texted him tonight asking for the recipe so he finally wrote it out. His words follow:

I usually put this together without a recipe, the general idea is to add hamburger or other ground meat – ground turkey, chicken, etc. (I prefer beef) with bread crumbs and eggs as the binder.  I add shredded onion, carrot and zucchini for moisture.  Season with ketchup, salt and pepper.  Form the mixture into a loaf and place in a baking dish (not a flat baking pan) and bake at 375 for ~30 mins.  Time will depend on how big, or thick the meatloaf is.  Make sure it reaches a safe temperature for the meat that was used.  While the meatloaf is baking, make a glaze of ketchup, yellow mustard and brown sugar and set aside.  When the meatloaf has browned and starting to form a crust, cover the top of the meatloaf with the glaze and place back into the oven for another 15 minutes.
Ratios :
1 lb Ground Beef
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs
1 medium onion
1 carrot
1 medium zucchini
1/3 cup ketchup
salt and pepper to taste
Sauce:
2 parts ketchup
1/3 part yellow mustard (not dry mustard)
1 part brown sugar
The fun thing about this dish is you can adjust it with the add-ins that you like, mushrooms, peppers, cheese, etc.
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