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Chris' World Famous Meatloaf

Here is one of the most delicious recipes for meatloaf and tomato gravy that you will ever make and enjoy. Once you taste it, I think you'll agree that it truly is the best.

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Prep. Time: 10-15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Oven Temp.: 375 F
Meatloaf, to most Americans, is a comfort food. Most of us remember our grandmother or mom making that oh-so-special, delicious meatloaf. I know I do. Both my grandmother and my mom made delicious meatloaf that I still remember. I merged their recipes with mine and that is how I came up with this wonderful version.

No matter how you prepare this recipe, it's wonderful. I personally think it deserves the title "world's best meatloaf."

Preparation Hints:
Chop veggies finely. Be sure that your celery, onions, and bell peppers are chopped into very small and even pieces.

Wet your hands. You should wet your hands when you are working with and shaping your meatloaf. If you do this, you'll find that the loaf is less likely to stick to your hands. You'll also find that cleaning your hands up afterward will be much easier.
2 and 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1 large egg
3 tablespoons of half and half
2 teaspoons horseradish
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1/2 cup of finely diced celery
1/2 of finely diced onion
1/2 of finely diced green pepper
1 and 1/2 cups plain bread crumbs
  1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, half and half, an egg, and the seasonings. Spray your hands with vegetable cooking spray and get right in there, mixing your meatloaf up well.
  3. Now add in the rest of your ingredients and mix them up very well.
  4. Shape your meat mixture into a loaf and place it onto a baking pan that you have sprayed with vegetable cooking spray. Be sure to smooth out the top part of the loaf with your hands. You can choose either to dome the top part or make it flat, whatever your preference is. After it's smoothed or domed, spread the ketchup over the outside.
  5. Bake for about 45 minutes or until your meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of 160F in its center at the thickest part. Allow it to cool slightly before you slice and serve.
  6. This meatloaf recipe is delicious with a side of mashed potatoes.

Submitted by: cmelhorn


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