Roast Meat Loaf
Cuisine: American
Author: Kitchens
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins
Meat loaf is the quintessential democratic meal. It is steak for everyone, at a fair and reasonable cost with economical yet flavor filled results.
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 egg; large
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon savory or thyme
  • 1/2 Cup ketchup or chili sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar; packed
  • 1/2 Cup onion; chopped, 1 medium
  • 1/2 Cup oats; quick-cooking
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley; snipped
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients except the ketchup and brown sugar together.
  3. Press the mixture firmly in an ungreased loaf pan 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 2 1/2-inches.
  4. Loosen the edge with a spatula and unmold the loaf in an ungreased baking pan 13 X 9 X 2-inches. Mix the ketchup and sugar then spoon onto the loaf.
  5. Bake uncovered for about 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
  6. Remove the meat loaf to a plate and let stand for 10 minutes.
  7. Then slice and serve on a heated platter.
If you don't have a pan of the size in the recipe, just form the mixture into a loaf in the large baking pan by hand.

VARIATION: Roast Meat Loaf Ring: Press the meat mixture firmly into an ungreased 5 to 6 cup ring mold. Unmold in the baking pan by rapping mold against the bottom of the larger pan. Brush with the ketchup mixture.

Bake for about 50 minutes. If you desire, the hole in the ring can be filled with hot potato salad or creamed peas.
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