Saturday, November 21, 2009


Not your Mother's Meatloaf
2 lbs ground beef
2 eggs beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup milk
1 t salt
1 t pepper
1 t dried thyme
1 t dried sage
1/2 pound bacon strips, uncooked
1 recipe Meatloaf Sauce (to follow)

In a large bowl combine all ingredients except bacon and sauce. Mix well. Place in a greased 9x6-inch loaf pan. Cut bacon strips in half and place over top of meatloaf to cover. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove from oven drain off excess juices.

Meat Loaf Sauce
2 cups ketchup
2 cups brown sugar
Place ketchup and brown sugar in a bowl. Heat in microwave. Stir until blended.

Spoon on enough Meatloaf sauce to cover top. Reserve additional sauce for passing . Return to oven and bake an additional20 minutes or until done (meat thermometer should read 350) Let stand for a few minutes before cutting. Makes 8 servings.

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