Momma B’s Meatloaf

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Momma B’s Meatloaf is a fancy way to make this suppertime staple main course. We make a delicious honey based sauce in place of ketchup. We also make this will real bread in the meatloaf mixture which adds great texture and flavor.

Momma B's glazed meatloaf on a white platter with green basil as garnish.
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Meatloaf, all Fancy

Comfort food is something we really love here at The Buttered Home. We love to show you all kinds too. There is just nothing like a big old bowl of CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS or a big old serving of BREAD PUDDING WITH BOURBON CREAM.

I know for my generation, meat loaf was a staple in our homes. At times, as kids, we probably even got tired of it. I am here to tell you, this Momma B’s meatloaf will rekindle your love for this comfort food.

As you already may know, food stirs stuff up in me. It takes me back to being a kid. Any adult will tell you, there are days I long to be back in the safety of my Momma’s arms. Not a care in the world and be a kid again. Nostalgia. Food. Is. Nostalgic. Why not make some nostalgia for your kids? This meatloaf takes all the good traditional ingredients and amps it up a bit. It’s easy and sooooo flavorful.

How to Make It

This recipe for meatloaf really isn’t all that different than the one your Mom used to make. We have just taken the normal ingredients and jazzed them up with some additional things to make it a little different but really, really good.

~Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds lean ground beef – You can substitute Ground Turkey here too.
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped fine – a staple meat loaf ingredient.
  • 1 cup of day old bread, cubed – a little more texture and flavor than standard bread crumbs.
  • 1 tablespoon Ketchup – to keep with tradition.
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard – for a little something different.
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire – saltiness and a deep flavor.
  • 1 egg – to bind the meatloaf

~For the Sauce

  • 1 tbsp prepared mustard – For the Sauce to keep with tradition.
  • 1 tbsp ketchup – this time for the sauce as well.
  • 1 tbsp horseradish – a little bit of fancy zip.
  • 1 tbsp worchestershire – it always goes well with Beef.
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar – For sweetness.
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste – to add body to the sauce.
  • 1 tbsp honey – for the fanciness!

~Method

  1.  Mix first 7 ingredients together and form a loaf. Put in a foil lined pan and cook at 375 degrees and cook for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Mix mustard, second tablespoon of ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire, brown sugar, tomato paste and honey in a small bowl.
  3. After the meatloaf has cooked about 20-30 minutes, pour the prepared sauce over the meatloaf and return to the oven for 15-20 more minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Tips and Tricks

Can I make this healthier?

Yes, use ground turkey in place of the beef. Use cubed cauliflower in place of the bread crumbs. Replace the honey with stevia and you have yourself a healthier version of this recipe!

Can I use another protein besides ground beef?

Yes, Ground turkey or chicken are great in this. Something that people often overlook is the fact that they can use ground venison as well. This is a great protein option that is very lean and low in fat.

Why not use breadcrumbs?

You can. The cubed bread is not necessary but does add a bit of flair to the recipe. It also really adds body to the texture of the meat loaf.

This meatloaf is so good y’all. It takes all of the traditional ingredients and makes them so much more. Adding the bread for Breadcrumbs gives the texture what traditional meatloaf has been missing. The glaze, oh man, that glaze, I swear I hear angels singing when I taste it.

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Momma B's Meatloaf

Momma B's Meatloaf

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Momma B's Meatloaf is a fancy way to make this suppertime staple main course. We make a delicious honey based sauce in place of ketchup. We also make this will real bread in the meatloaf mixture which adds great texture and flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1/4 onion chopped fine

  • 1 cup of day old bread, cubed 

  • 1 tablespoon Ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire

  • 1 egg

  • ~For the Sauce
  • 1 tbsp prepared mustard

  • 1 tbsp ketchup

  • 1 tbsp horseradish

  • 1 tbsp worchestershire

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Mix first 7 ingredients together and form a loaf. Put in a foil lined pan and cook at 375 degrees and cook for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Mix mustard, second tablespoon of ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire, brown sugar, tomato paste and honey in a small bowl.
  3. After the meatloaf has cooked about 20-30 minutes, pour the prepared sauce over the meatloaf and return to the oven for 15-20 more minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 243Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 99mgSodium 218mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 26g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    marijke
    November 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    So simple and I am sure really tasty. I have to pass this on to my student daughter as it is a tasty and affordable meal to share.

    • Reply
      Brooke Burks
      November 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      Yes! I have been making meat loaf since I was in college. Always a welcome taste of home cooking no matter where you are! Thank you!

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