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Mom's Meat Loaf

 Mom's Meat Loaf
Mom made this scrumptious main dish frequently when I was growing up. When I first met my husband, he wasn't fond of meat loaf. This is the first meal I prepared for him, and now he requests it often. —Michelle Beran, Claflin, Kansas
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup finely crushed saltines
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • Dash pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
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  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first seven
  • ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into an
  • 8x4-in. loaf in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients, stirring to dissolve
  • sugar; remove 1/2 cup for sauce. Spread remaining mixture over meat
  • loaf.
  • Bake 60-65 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand 10
  • minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 6
  • servings.

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Mom's Meat Loaf (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 366 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 135 mg cholesterol, 1,092 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 26 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.