Recipe of the Week
Ultimate Meat Loaf
December 13, 2012

Having been single and poor many times in my life, Ive learned to make the ultimate meat loaf.

As good as the initial meal is, I often make this just for the leftovers. There just isnt anything like a great meat loaf sandwich.

This is also a very good meal for those on a budget.

Ingredients:
*1 lb of lean ground beef
* lb of ground pork sausage
*3 slices of white bread torn or crumbled into very small pieces
* cup of an onion cut into thin slices and separated
* cup of fresh chopped mushrooms (raw or canned)
* cup of fresh chopped carrots
*3 cloves of garlic chopped fine
*1 tablespoon of dry mustard
* tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning (or more to taste)
* tablespoon of coarse ground black pepper
*1 teaspoon of dried basil
*1 teaspoon of dried sage
*2 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce
*1 tablespoon of horseradish
*1 egg beaten
*1 cup of whole milk
*1 cup of your favorite Barbecue sauce
*Oil cooking spray such as Pam

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients except for the BBQ sauce in a large mixing bowl.

Use your hands to mix the ingredients making sure they are fully incorporated.

Coat the surface of a loaf pan with an oil cooking spray. Place the meat mixture in the loaf pan and top with the BBQ sauce.

Bake uncovered in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 1 to 1 hours. Let it rest for several minutes.

I prepare a version without garlic and onions for Melissa sometimes. Even without these flavors, this meatloaf is delicious.

Enjoy what I consider to be classic comfort food in my house!