a reply to: kosmicjack
Been using this recipe for a few years now......I only make it during the cooler months so we don't start getting bored with it.
3 slices white bread
1/3 cup whole milk
1/2 cup colby cheese, grated
2 pound ground round
1/2 cup onion, grated
2 teaspoons garlic powder, minced
1 large egg,
1/2 cup ketchup
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Place bread in food processor; pulse until fine crumbs
form. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in milk. Set aside, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine beef, onion, garlic, egg, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add bread-milk
mixture, and mix very gently with a fork (do not overmix).
3. Place meat mixture on prepared baking sheet, and form into a loaf about 9 inches long and 4 to 5 inches wide.....roughly.
4. Bake, brushing twice with remaining 1/4 cup ketchup during baking, until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees, 45 to 55 minutes. Let
meatloaf rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
I usually end up using more ketchup....and I slice through the middle.....so it cooks more evenly. It ends up being about an inch to inch and a half
I also use a bit less salt.
Be careful mixing the bread-milk mixture into the meat, so it doesn't turn to glue