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Old-fashioned Meatloaf

This Southern meatloaf recipe features Creole and Greek seasonings and a hint of garlic. A few tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce spice up the traditional ketchup topping.

Southern Living APRIL 2005

  • Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • Cook time:1 Hour, 7 Minutes
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Stand:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • Garnish: chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat; add celery and onion, and sauté 7 minutes or just until tender.

Stir together celery mixture, ground beef, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into a 10- x 5-inch loaf; place on a lightly greased broiler rack. Place rack in an aluminum foil-lined broiler pan.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Stir together remaining 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and 1 tablespoon ketchup until blended; pour evenly over meatloaf, and bake 10 to 15 more minutes or until no longer pink in center. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning and Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning.

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