Grandma’s meatloaf is a timeless classic, loved for its hearty and comforting flavors. While this recipe has been passed down through generations and never fails to bring a sense of nostalgia to the dinner table, it never hurts to add some new twists. Follow these simple steps to create a delicious meatloaf just like Grandma used to make kicked up with our famous W’ham Seasoning and Sauces
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef (80% lean)
- 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tbls W’ham Original Mild Seasoning
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbls W’ham Marinade
- 1/2 cup W’ham Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Sauce
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F – or for more flavor put this on your cooker/smoker at 300°F
2. Prepare the Meatloaf Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef and ground pork. Add the fresh breadcrumbs and pour the milk over them. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow the breadcrumbs to absorb the milk.
3. Add the Flavor: To the meat mixture, add the finely chopped onion, green bell pepper, minced garlic, eggs, ketchup, W’ham Marinade and W’ham Original Mild Seasoning. Mix everything together until well combined. Your hands are the best tools for this job!
4. Shape the Meatloaf: Transfer the meatloaf mixture to a baking dish or a loaf pan. Shape it into a loaf shape, smoothing the top.
5. Make the Glaze: In a small bowl, mix together the W’ham Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Sauce and yellow mustard. This will be your sweet and tangy glaze.
6. Glaze the Meatloaf: Brush the glaze over the top of the meatloaf, covering it evenly. Reserve some of the glaze for later.
7. Bake: Place the meatloaf in the preheated oven or cooker and bake for 1 hour (~1 1/2 hour on smoker/cooker) or until it’s cooked through. You can check for doneness by using a meat thermometer; the internal temperature should reach 160°F (70°C).
8. Glaze Again: About 15 minutes before the meatloaf is done, brush on the reserved glaze for an extra layer of flavor and a beautiful finish.
9. Rest and Serve: Once the meatloaf is done, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing. This will help the juices redistribute for a moist and tender meatloaf.
10. Serve and Enjoy: Slice the meatloaf, serve it with your favorite sides like mashed potatoes and green beans, and savor the taste of Grandma’s classic comfort food.
This recipe will surely bring back warm memories of family gatherings and delicious home-cooked meals. Enjoy!