May 14, 2010

My favorite comfort food

I was talking to a co-worker the other day about meatloaf after seeing a bunch of different recipes in a magazine.
I made the comment that meatloaf is a favorite of mine for comfort food. I don't know why, but I absolutely love it when I need some comforting.
Well the co-worker asked me how I made it. She was interested in learning how to cook more so I told her I would write down a recipe for her.

Well after getting home and wondering what to cook for dinner, I decided on meatloaf!
As I was preparing everything, I thought I would take pictures of each step and later show her this post as a reference.

So here is my favorite way to make meatloaf =]
Don't worry, it's nothing fancy.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees

I start off by taking 1.5-2lbs of lean ground beef in a bowl

Then I take a medium size green bell pepper and chop it

I take half an onion. Some people like certain onions. I used a yellow onion because it's all I had in my refrigerator

After cutting the green pepper and onion, I set aside.

I take about 1/3 pack of saltine crackers and put in a ziploc baggie (to reduce the mess) and take the end of my cutting knife and smash into fine pieces

I add 2 eggs

I add the green peppers and onions

I add a packet of meatloaf seasoning (found in the spices aisle at a grocery store) and the crushed crackers

Add half a cup of water

I mix it all together by hand (I wear gloves while I do it because I don't like getting my hands all mushy with raw meat. These just happen to be purple)

Mix it all together really well

Shape onto a pan. I drizzle mine with ketchup. It's totally optional.

And I bake for 1 hour on 375 degrees.

I tried taking a picture of the meatloaf once it was done, but before I could get to it, my husband and brother already hacked into it.

I made mashed potatoes and corn on the cob. It was delish!

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Gaia said...

hey I just wrote a post on comfort food too, just becos I had this little discussion with my boy.. simply had to share. Bet he'll love your recipe.

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