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Classic Meat Loaf Recipe

It's not fancy, and it doesn't use exotic ingredients...but this is quite simply the best old-fashioned meat loaf I've ever made.—Mary Rea, Orangeville, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 slices whole wheat or white bread, cubed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 5 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 2 pounds ground beef
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Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, pour milk over bread. Add egg, onion, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; mix thoroughly. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape meat mixture into an 8-in. x 4-in. oval.
  • 2. Bake in a shallow pan at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until no pink remains. Drain. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 183 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 390 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.