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Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

on 12/08/2011

Today was rather interesting.  Himself had a request–my Mama’s wonderful Sweet and Sour Meatloaf.  And the eldest chimed in with a “Yes!”  Then, the youngest (who actually didn’t work 12+ hours today but made it home in time to eat while it was hot) actually ATE the meatloaf.  Why is that so interesting?  I’ll tell you why.

Back up about 20 years or so.  I happen to be one of those weird people who like meatloaf.  Haven’t met one yet that i didn’t like.  It’s comfort food, okay?  Himself?  Not so much.  He’s definitely a meat and potatoes kind of guy but meatloaf just doesn’t do it for him.  I explained that Mama’s recipe was different, not your traditional ketchup/tomato-based loaf.  He came around.

Add two finicky little girls.  Meatloaf?  Yuck!  I didn’t make that awesome stuff very often for years because two little gals wouldn’t eat it.  Now?  Different story.  Let’s just say that there isn’t a scrap left and the youngest actually wanted (but didn’t get) a second helping.  See?  Interesting!

So even if you’re not a fan of the loaf usually, you really should try this recipe.  It’s a keeper in this household…well, not a keeper as in it lasts long.

Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

1 1/2 lbs ground beef

1 cup bread crumbs

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce

1 small onion

2 Tbs brown sugar

2 Tbs vinegar

1/2 white sugar or Splenda

2 tsp prepared mustard (yeah, like French’s)

Mix ground beef, crumbs, salt, pepper, onion, and half of the tomato sauce.  Put a large piece of foil in a loaf pan and add meat mixture.  Wrap up loaf and bake in 350 degree oven for 50 minutes.

Mix the remaining half of tomato sauce, sugars, vinegar, and mustard in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Pour over meatloaf and bake another 10 minutes or until cooked through.

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