Sunday, November 21, 2010

A fantastic meatloaf recipe

I stumbled onto a really good meatloaf recipe in one of my Southern Living cookbooks. It's called Old-Fashioned Meatloaf and it is on page 518 of Southern Living 1001 Ways to Cook Southern.

Two things make this special, in my opinion. There are seasonings not often found in meatloaf and the fact that it is cooked on a broiling rack with the excess fat falling through to the pan below.

Here it is.

1 tablespoon butter
3 stalks celery, finely chopped
1/2 of a large onion, finely chopped
2 lb. lean ground beef
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, divided
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/3 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
1 teaspoon Greek seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in medium skillet; add celery and onion, and saute for 7 minutes.

Stir together celery mixture, ground beef, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into a 10" x 5" loaf; place on lightly greased broiler rack. Place rack over broiler pan.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Stir together remaining 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, and 1 tablespoon ketchup until blended. Pour evenly over loaf and bake 10 to 15 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.



  1. My goodness, that sounds good. Yummmmm! I've never cooked with Greek seasoning. I guess you get it in the spice section of the grocery, huh?

  2. I had never heard of Greek seasoning or Creole seasoning. Took me awhile in the spice section to find it!


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