The Best Meatloaf I’ve Ever Made

            
Recipe By: sillyliltracy
“When I was growing up, my mom never ever made meatloaf and I always wanted to try it – I finally tried it at a restaurant and loved it. When I moved out on my own I started experimenting with different recipes and creating my own version. I finally came up with the best meatloaf I have ever made, and I wanted to share it.”

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter

1/4 cup minced onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

2 pounds extra-lean ground beef

3 slices bread, toasted and crumbled

7 buttery round crackers, crushed

1 egg, lightly beaten

3 1/2 tablespoons sour cream

1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce, divided

1/4 cup milk (optional)

3 tablespoons ketchup

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion and garlic 5 minutes, until onion is tender. Remove from heat, and season with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, mix the onion and garlic, beef, crumbled bread, crushed crackers, egg, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 can tomato sauce. Gradually stir in the milk 1 teaspoon at a time until mixture is moist, but not soggy. Transfer the mixture to a 5×9 inch loaf pan.

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven 40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), and continue baking 15 minutes, to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

In a small bowl, mix the remaining tomato sauce and ketchup. Pour over the top of the meatloaf, and continue baking 10 minutes.

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