One of the main reasons I started this blog was to record family recipes and pass them down to my kids. I thought it would be a great way to carry on our family’s culture, traditions, and memories. Isn’t there something so nostalgic about eating your childhood recipes? When I was studying abroad in college, I missed my family and my mom’s home cooked meals so much.
My oldest daughter, Jules, loves to eat. The other night while I was cooking dinner, she asks, “hey mom, what are you making for dinner?” I replied, “meatloaf.” She goes, “YUUUUUM, dinner is my favorite time of the day!” This girl loves to eat meat so whenever I make meatballs, hamburgers, or meatloaf, she makes sure there are leftovers to take to school the next day. So, I decided to call this recipe, “Jules’ favorite meatloaf.” One day, I imagine Jules, JJ or Emmy in their very own kitchen, all grown up and cooking this meal for their family. Why did I just say that? #uglycry
I didn’t take many pictures of this recipe for two reasons. One, the weather has been nasty and we’ve had poor lighting all week. Two, meatlook is one of the most unphotogenic foods to photograph. It looks horrible. It’s one of those meals that taste a hundred times better than it actually looks. I thought about taking pictures to show you the process but it’s just too ugly and unappetizing to look at. I was afraid you would be turned off by looking at the pics. So, hope you understand because it’s a pretty straightforward recipe.
See? Not very pretty BUT very goooood. 😀
JULES’ FAVORITE MEATLOAF
- 1.3 lbs of ground beef
- 1/2 medium chopped onion
- 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place all your ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly. I use plastic gloves and mix with with my hand.
- In a loaf pan, pour your ground beef mixture and pat it down to fit.
- Bake in oven for about 40 minutes and take out. Get a jar or some other container you don’t mind throwing away. Pour the excess liquid and grease out into the container. Place back into the oven.
- Cook for another 20-30 minutes. Pour the rest of the grease out. You will notice your meatloaf has most likely shrunk! Let cool and slice. We like to eat it with extra ketchup on top.
I promise it’s good! Jules had 2 servings and wanted another but decided to practice self-control so she could take the leftovers to school the next day. We had it with corn, peas, and pumpkin cornbread. Leftover meatloaf makes an amazing panini sandwich the next day. Don’t get me started on the panini machine. I use that appliance for everything.
Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and sharing my passion in making a house a home!
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33