Minnesota Cooking: Almost-From-Scratch Meatloaf

Updated on November 23, 2017
Meatloaf, Sliced and Ready to Put on the Plate
Meatloaf, Sliced and Ready to Put on the Plate

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 2 hours 30 min
Yields: Serves two people for several days

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped from frozen
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped from frozen
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced, from jar
  • 4 eggs, mix with ground beef
  • 2 packages meatloaf seasoning, add to bread mixture
  • 4 pieces oatmeal bread, chopped
  • 1 package garlic and cheese croutons, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup, put on top before baking
  • 1 cup milk, add to beef and eggs

Instructions

  1. Chop and saute the onions, peppers, garlic, and mushrooms in butter in a frying pan until browned on medium heat.
  2. Mix 4 eggs with the ground beef, then add the chopped-up bread, croutons, meatloaf-seasoning packs, and extra spices. Add the caramelized vegetables, and place in your meatloaf pan. Bake at 375 until meat thermometer says 160 degrees. Takes approximately 1 1/2 hours.
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garlic and onions
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peppers and mushrooms, garlic and onions
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4 pieces oatmeal bread
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4 eggs
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1 cup milk
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2 packages of Meatloaf seasoning. Add to bread crumbs
2 packages of Meatloaf seasoning. Add to bread crumbs
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Mix eggs with ground beef
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Sauteed vegetables. Add last.
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Meatloaf seasoning packages in the bread
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Mix the bread with the hamburger and egg
Special Meatloaf pan with liftable interior
Special Meatloaf pan with liftable interior
Shape Loaf slightly away from sides
Shape Loaf slightly away from sides
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See how high?

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      • firstcookbooklady profile imageAUTHOR

        Char Milbrett 

        12 months ago from Minnesota

        It was tasty. Thanks for your comment, poetrymann6969!

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        poetryman6969 

        12 months ago

        Looks tasty. Nice accompanying images.

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