I saw a posting on Facebook recently that asked if anyone still made meatloaf. Huh? What kind of a question is that? Of course I still make meatloaf. Meatloaf is a staple at our house! Maybe the person posing the query never had a Mom like mine who made a marvelous meatloaf. A meatloaf so delicious that over the years I have made very few changes her method. I say “method” because Mom never used a recipe, she just made it and I followed suit. Never wrote down the recipe until I decided to post it here on The Journey Girl. I think the only real addition to Mom’s meatloaf is that I add grated carrots to mine. A little extra moisture and a little more vegetables never hurt anyone. This meatloaf holds together well, but is moist and tender. The slightly sweet and slightly spicy topping gives it a nice bright tang and really makes this meatloaf just marvelous! And BTW………can you guess what my favorite sandwich is? Yes indeed, a cold meatloaf sandwich the next day really hits the spot!
This is what we’ll need.