Saturday, January 17, 2009

Meatloaf Anyone?

We've been stuck in the dense fog here in town all week long! If you drive 5 miles down the road as we did today, the sun is out and the sky is blue! So after running errands today, our last stop of the day was the grocery store and what sounded good for dinner? Meatloaf! My mother first made this recipe around 1965! I've been making it ever since and it never fails to please!

1 Lb. Lean Hamburger
½ cup or more finely chopped onion
½ pkg. saltines, finely crushed
¼ cup diced green or red pepper
1, 4-oz can tomato sauce
1 egg
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients. Form into loaf. Bake at 350° about 1 hour.

I had already mixed up the meatloaf before I decided to blog it, so there is no meat in this photo, and a whole package of Saltines - make sure to only use half a package!

Here is how it looks formed and ready to bake!
Here is the finished meatloaf! Feel free to add your own variations! I like to use fire-roasted tomato sauce, or Italian breadcrumbs instead of Saltines - the possiblities are endless!
And here is a perfect meal! For all of you who are following along with Sharon over at Red Geranium Cottage on the Diet Challenge 2009, this is an excellent, filling, low-fat meal - meatloaf, steamed veggies with lemon and baked red potatoes!

6 comments:

Anne said...

We had fog here all day too and with temps in the 20's it was freezing fog. Looks so pretty on the trees. Meatloaf sounds yummy.

Karen said...

Yum! My little guys like meatloaf so much they call it MeatLove.
Karen

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love meatloaf. Your dinner looks really well balanced and lovely on the plate.

Marla said...

I am going to give your Meatloaf recipe a try. I have tried several thru the years and always go back to the one in the Betty Crocker Cookbook. Yours is pretty similar. Just good comfort food!

*karendianne. said...

Oh, that looks yummy. But do you know, well you wouldn't since I didn't mention it but I think my oven is starting the death march. Total bummer. Maybe I'll do a slow cooker version, eh?

Libby said...

My mom's meatloaf recipe is very similar - just a different kind of crackers. It's so yummy *s*