Classic Meatloaf

This meatloaf is super moist and full of flavor. There's a recipe for your own sauce, too!


Meatloaf: 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, not too lean, nothing under 90/10 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp minced garlic 1 egg 1 small onion, finely diced 1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup steak sauce or homemade sauce below Meatloaf Sauce: 1/2 cup ketchup 2 tbsp dijon mustard 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/4 tsp Tobasco hot sauce, to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan (or, if you’re like me, a cookie sheet).

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, salt, black pepper, paprika, and minced garlic by hand. Add the egg, onion and bell pepper and mix by hand. Finally, work in the bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons of the steak sauce, and the milk.

Press the meat mixture into your loaf pan and shape, or form into loaf shape on a cookie sheet. Brush with the remaining steak sauce.

Bake in the preheated oven for one hour, or until cooked through. Let stand for at least five minutes before serving. Top with additional sauce, if desired, and serve with mashed potatoes.

Meatloaf Sauce: Whisk together all ingredients until well-combined. Taste and add more hot sauce if desired.