Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Mother-In-Law's Meat Loaf

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 c. soft bread crumbs
1 egg
1 1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/2 8 oz. can tomato sauce

Mix all together then form into loaf and pour sauce below over meatloaf.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

1 c. water
3 T. brown sugar
3 T. vinegar
2 T. mustard
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce

From whence it came:  You really don't know?  Read the title again.  Yep, this recipe came from the mother of The Spy Who Loves Me.  She was a really good cook back in the day.  Back in the day when she fed six kiddies and a husband seven nights a week.  That's right, she cooked seven nights a week.  Well, I guess technically you could say six nights a week.  Every Wednesday night in their house was leftover night.  They would eat all the leftovers from previous meals every Wednesday night.  Maybe that's why The Spy isn't a big fan of leftovers.  Maybe he was leftovered out as a child.  Either way, his mom qualifies for a Stepford Wife Award for cooking six slash seven nights a week. 

Why it's blogable:  It's my favorite meatloaf recipe.  Actually, it's my only meatloaf recipe!  When you have a good one why would you look for another?  You wouldn't.  I didn't!  So I just have this one.  And it's good!

A story that still gets my panties in a twist:  Way back when, many many moons ago, when The Spy and I had only been married a very short while, I decided to make his mom's meatloaf.  I worked so hard on that little loaf of meat.  I followed the recipe perfectly and placed it on a pretty crystal platter for presentation.  I was trying so hard to be a Stepford Wife myself.  When I placed the beautiful loaf of meat on the table, The Spy said these exact words...these are the exact words...they are burned into my psyche forever and always...he said, "My mom always put little potatoes around the meatloaf."

That was a very bad night for The Spy!  And he has continued to hear me regurgitate that story to anyone who will listen for the past twenty-eight plus years.  He has since learned to never ever ever say the words, "My mother" before telling me how to do things.  And it's a good thing he has!

Click here to get the printable:
My Mother-In-Law's Meatloaf

Hope you enjoy stirring it up!

1 comment:

  1. aunt pam, you had anthony and i rolling over with this story about the potatoes. HAHA!