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There is nothing that says home like a good, old fashioned meatloaf. It’s basic, it’s easy, it’s budget friendly, and just about everyone has memories of a childhood table laden with steaming slices of tender meatloaf next to some potatoes. It defines many of our childhoods — those days of kickball, riding bikes, and coming in when the streetlights came on
I think there’s a quiet rebellion going on — one in which we are returning to the foods that we loved growing up, the easy recipes and comfort foods that our grandmothers and mothers fed their families with. Comfort foods made with easily obtainable, quality ingredients.
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When I got back from France the kids pointed to a huge box. It was full of a variety of Signature products! There was everything from breadcrumbs to fresh apples. What do do with it?
I used the Signature Italian diced tomatoes, Italian breadcrumbs, and minced garlic in this old fashioned meatloaf recipe. About 20 minutes before it’s done the whole kitchen starts smelling really good and your mouth begins to water. It’s an easy recipe and definitely budget friendly but it’s so unbelievably good. Tomato-y, beefy goodness! I like to add just a little spicy catsup to the top about 15 minutes before it’s ready to come out of the oven. I think it gives it a nice glaze and a little extra kick.
I buy my Signature products here in the Dallas area at my local Tom Thumb or Albertsons stores. You can also find them at Albertsons Companies grocery stores including ACME, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Safeway, Randalls, Shaws, Star Market, United Express, United and Carrs/Safeway.
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My recipe makes 2 meatloaves, about 16 servings. I like to let one cool and vacuum seal it for the freezer. You never know when it’s going to come in handy. If you don’t want to make two just cut the recipe in half – it’s pretty straightforward. The leftovers make the BEST meatloaf sandwiches ever.
What’s the secret to really good old fashioned meatloaf? Seasoned bread crumbs! They keep the meatloaf moist and light plus add flavor.
Old Fashioned Meatloaf
- 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 cups Italian bread crumbs
- 1 14- ounce can Italian style diced tomatoes
- 1 cup spicy catsup plus additional for glaze.
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Spray two loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
- Set aside.
- Add the remaining ingredients to a large bowl and mix gently until completely mixed.
- Press half of the mixture into each loaf pan.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- About 15 minutes before the meat loaves are done brush about 1/4 cup catsup on the top of each if desired. Return to the oven.
- When loaves are done remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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