Sunday, January 11, 2009

MEAT! Berry glazed loaves

After reading MK's blog entry on the subject, I decided to post my favorite meatloaf recipe. It's from the red and white checkered Better Homes & Gardens cookbook that Jeff brought into our marriage, but I modified it quite a bit.

The recipe is written in paragraph form rather than listing the ingredients first, and I apologize if it's hard to read. This is an easier format for me, though.

Combine 1 lb. of ground beef, 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, 1/3 cup milk, 1 beaten egg, 2 T chopped onions, 1 t each of salt and pepper. I also squirt some ketchup in...just enough to look right to me. Mix with your hands and then shape into individual loaves (I usually get about 4). Put into a baking dish.

Next, combine 1 lb. jar of cranberry sauce***, 1/3 c of brown sugar and 1 T lemon juice. Spoon over the loaves.

Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes (or an hour, if you are my oven), basting once or twice with the glaze.

***I use leftover cranberries from Thanksgiving. Basically, you put cranberries, sugar and water in a crock pot and let it cook for about 3 hours on Tgiving. Put the leftovers in a plastic baggie and freeze it to use later, like in this recipe!! I have used the canned stuff (complete with the little dents from the can), and it is okay, but I think the homemade stuff is much better!


Shayne said...

that BH&G is a great starting place for many recipes

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What a great recipe! I'm definitely making this for Dave. I think I'll swap out ground turkey for the ground beef, though.