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Home-Style Glazed Meat Loaf Recipe

Home-Style Glazed Meat Loaf Recipe

Grated carrots and cheese add a hint of color and good taste to this nourishing, homey loaf. And my family always looks forward to meatloaf sandwiches the next day! —Sandy Etelamaki, Ishpeming, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed saltines (about 30 crackers)
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
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  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, cheese, saltines, carrots, onion, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 minutes.
  • 2. For glaze, in a small saucepan, bring the brown sugar, ketchup and mustard to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Spoon over meat loaf.
  • 3. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Drain; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 266 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 494 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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