All American Meatloaf Supper

I know, I know, it’s been awhile… what can I say, we’ve been very busy with the New Year.

SO …

Let’s talk about what’s for dinner tonight.  Have you thought about it yet?  Please don’t order one of those “chef boxes” that I see advertised on Television for $60+ per meal.  Think about what you’d like to eat, write down the ingredients, and look in your cupboards, `fridge and freezer … have you got all that you need? No? Then go to the market on the way home from work or maybe on your break and make some REAL FOOD!

Okay, I’ll get off my stump now.


Auntie Doni’s All American MeatLoaf

½ lb. each, ground Beef, Pork (I use Hot Italian Sausage for even more flavor) and Veal (also look in the market for “Meatloaf Mix”)

½ C. Fresh Bread Crumbs (if you must, use the stuff from the store)

1 Large Egg, beaten

1 Tbsp. dried Oregano

2 Garlic cloves, minced

4 Tbsp. Flat Leaf Parsley, chopped

Just enough Milk to moisten the bread, about 1-2 Tbsp.

S&P to Taste

About 4-5 strips of Bacon


Preheat the oven to 350⁰F.

Line a sheet pan with Aluminum Foil.

In a large bowl, add the bread crumbs, herbs and spices.  Add just enough milk (or half and half, whatever you have) to moisten the bread, and mash it all up with a fork.  Beat in the egg.  With impeccably clean hands, combine the meat with the bread mixture.

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Shape into a loaf form on the sheet pan and then enrobe with the BACON.

Bake for 1-1 1/4 hours until the internal temperature reads 160⁰F or the bacon is crisp.

*Auntie’s Tip-Don’t bake everything in a ‘loaf pan’.  This will just make a greasy-icky-gross mess of things.  If you like, you could line the loaf pan with the bacon (give it a spray of Pam first), pack in the meat, fold over any tails of BACON and then turn this all out onto that foil-lined sheet pan to cook.

Serving suggestion:

Roast some Potatoes alongside the Meatloaf for about the last 30 minutes.  We like Soycutash with ours too.

 All American Meatloaf Supper

Now, how much did that cost you? $10? … and this should feed 4 people.  Hmmm, that’s $2.50 per person and YOU  made it from start to finish; your family is happy and has full tummies.  You just saved yourself fifty bucks over that stuff you would have ordered on line.



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4 thoughts on “All American Meatloaf Supper

  1. Krystle March 4, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Welcome back Auntie! 🙂 My husband would love this meal, and I think those potatoes look delicious..Aloha!

    • auntiedoni March 4, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      😀 Anything with bacon is a good thing! 😉

  2. floursugareggsandbutter March 5, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Where for you been so long?
    Blew my knee out and just sitting here with it up on pillows.
    The poor fisherman has not been fed for days lol.

    Meatloaf is a pretty personal thing don’t you agree?
    Everyone has their own twists and tweaks….
    Sacraligous to just pick a random recipe from one of the zillion cookbooks out there.
    Much better to get one from a friend ‘cuz ya know she nevah do you no wrong!

    So if you do not mind will be texting yours to the DD with a request for an early supper .
    And some candied carrots.

    Maybe your recipe will give me some coordination and the crutches won’t make me run into wall so much!


    • auntiedoni March 5, 2015 at 11:32 am

      ALOHA Sistah Grace! Please let me know how the Meatloaf comes with the DD cooking. Candied Carrots sound divine! Pictures, pictures, insist that DD take snaps, you know were I am… 😀

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