I know I haven’t posted a recipe in a while (mainly because this lazy girl is just too lazy sometimes) I figured I’d give you all my meatloaf recipe to tide you over for a bit.
I don’t have any pictures of my meatloaf ( yeah I O-W-N being lazy!) I may add some in later this weekend though. Guess what is on the menu Sunday? LOL
To make meatloaf the lazy way preheat your oven to 350° ( and make sure its empty. nothing like the smell of burning plastic to ruin an appetite!)
2 pounds ground beef ( I prefer the slightly fattier 80/20 meat cause it’s juicier)
a cup or so of quick oats (or stale bread or cracker crumbs etc)
chopped onion (real or dehydrated. it don’t matter)
Some type of seasonings to flavor it. I personally like to use McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning. It adds just enough zest.
Ketchup if you are from Pittsburgh like I am then you know it HAS to be Heinz.
Mix the ground beef, eggs, oats,onion and seasonings together. How much onion and seasoning,you ask? Just enough til you feel you are tired of adding that. I.E. bout a Tablespoon or so. Once you are tired of mixing it all together, throw it into a baking dish, forming it into a loaf shape. On the top, spread the ketchup liberally. Add mustard on top of that but not quite as much mustard as the ketchup. Finally. throw on about a tablespoon or two of the brown sugar. Swirl all together. This makes a great sweet and tangy sauce on top.
Stick it in the oven for about an hour. I use a meat thermometer to make sure it’s done. You are shooting for 160° internally. Trust me, you do not want to get sick from eating undercooked meat. Pull it out of the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes or so, so that it can reabsorb some of the juices.
Slice and serve.
Best thing to serve it with? Mashed Potatoes and Peas or Green Beans. One caveat, the mashed potatoes have got to be real homemade ones. How do lazy girls make real mashed potatoes? Buy the little red new potatoes.Rinse them off and throw them in a pot of water. You don’t even need to peel them. Or cut them up even. Just boil them long enough that they are soft enough to stick a fork through them. Want garlic mashed potatoes? Throw a clove or 2 of peeled garlic in with the potatoes to boil too.
And there you have it, how to make meatloaf the lazy girls way!