Classic Meatloaf is seasoned with bell pepper, onion and spices
and topped with made from scratch seasoned tomato sauce.
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Meatloaf is one of those dishes that I never get tired of. This is a simple, classic meatloaf. No need to over complicate things.
Meatloaf takes some practice to get the seasonings exactly the way you want them, but with a little love, it doesn’t take very much to get it right.
So the theme of this blog is intuitive cooking right? And that is the exact skill that I use when cooking dishes such as meatloaf.
Start off slow with the seasonings and then add more as needed. Once your meat becomes fragrant it is well seasoned.
This little trick works perfectly every time. Listen to your senses and intuition.
Ritz crackers were used to bind the meatloaf. Grind them in your hand to small pieces. Because the crackers are fine, they mix better with the other ingredients.
You will need:
- Ground beef
- Seasonings: seasoned salt, garlic salt, onion powder
- Yellow onion
- Green bell pepper
- Ritz Crackers
- Tomato sauce
Steps to make this recipe:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, add beef, garlic salt, onion powder, yellow onion, bell pepper, crushed crackers and eggs mixing together.
Place the ingredients in a loaf pan and cover with foil. Cook the meatloaf for 1 1/2 hours.
To prepare the sauce, mix tomato sauce, ketchup, seasoning salt and onion powder in a bowl. Pour meatloaf sauce over the meatloaf and place meatloaf back in the oven and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, allow to rest for 10-15 minutes prior to cutting/serving.
To meatloaf together, I usually start off by mixing the ingredients with a spoon, but I’m old school, so after a few stirs I get in there with my hands.
After all, you have to use your hands to form the loaf anyway.
A loaf pan was used for this recipe, but you can use a regular pan or pyrex dish and form the meat into a loaf shape.
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- 9 in 5.3 in x 2.9 inch loaf dish
- 3 lbs of ground beef
- 1 tbsp of seasoned salt
- 1/2 tbsp of garlic salt
- 1/2 tbsp of onion powder
- 1/2 c of yellow onion
- 1/2 tsp of onion powder
- 1/2 c of bell pepper
- 2 whole eggs
- For the sauce:
- 1 (8) oz can of tomato sauce
- 1/2 c of ketchup
- 1/2 tsp of seasoned salt
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add beef, garlic salt, onion powder, yellow onion, bell pepper, crushed crackers and eggs mixing together.
- Place ingredients in a loaf pan and cover with foil.
- Cook for 1 1/2 hours.
- To prepare the sauce, mix tomato sauce, ketchup, seasoning salt and onion powder in a bowl.
- Pour meatloaf sauce over the meatloaf.
- Place meatloaf in oven and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven, allow to rest for 10-15 minutes and serve!
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