Meatloaf is one of those recipes that a lot of people don’t cook because the word “loaf” doesn’t sound that appetizing.
About 10 years ago when I was starting to get interested in cooking, I stumbled upon Paula Deen’s meatloaf recipe.
It was FANTASTIC.
Over the past decade I’ve made little tweaks to my liking. So this recipe is a spin-off of the Southern Cooking Queen Paula Deen’s Old Fashion Meatloaf.
JuJu’s Perfect Meatloaf
1/3 cup onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1.25 lb ground beef (I use 80/20)
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp Tony Chachere’s or your favorite Cajun seasoning
1/4 tsp black pepper
8oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. yellow mustard
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Saute onion, bell pepper, garlic in a little olive oil until tender.
Add veggies to a bowl with beef, egg, seasonings, tomato sauce, and bread crumbs.
Form into a loaf in a greased pan.
In a small bowl, stir together ketchup, brown sugar, mustard.
Spread on top of loaf.
Bake for 1 hour.
For Paula Deen’s similar recipe, click HERE.