Every family has a few go-to recipes that everyone loves, and meatloaf is one of ours.
- 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs – fresh if you can
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 lbs ground beef (mixed meat if you like – beef, lamb & pork)
- 1 egg , beaten
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 small onion , grated
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1/2 cup hot pepper jelly
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- dash of salt
- dash of Texas Pete
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Soak bread crumbs in milk until the absorbed – about 8 to 10 minutes.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
Shape the mixture into a loaf on a parchment lined baking pan.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Spread glaze over meat loaf and cook for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, add remaining glaze and cook until an instant-read thermometer shows 160 degrees - about 8 to 10 minutes. ~Note: for the last 5 to 8 minutes, I turn my oven to broil so that the glaze gets nicely browned on top.
Let rest for 10 minutes then serve.