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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
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup 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

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, saltines, onion, salt, sage and
  • pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into an 8-in.
  • x 4-in. oval in an ungreased shallow baking pan.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients; spread 3/4 cup over meat loaf.
  • Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until no longer pink and a
  • meat thermometer reads 160°; drain. Let stand 10 minutes before
  • slicing. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 268 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 810 mg sodium,

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Mom's Meat Loaf (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.