The Honest Meatloaf Recipe

Here’s the meatloaf recipe that was handed down to me from the story here. I no longer make this, but you might find it useful if your family enjoys meatloaf! If you don’t like the meatloaf, don’t be afraid to say so! You aren’t the food you cook. Your worth doesn’t depend on how well everyone enjoys your dinners or the things you do. 

Give your family and friends permission to be honest with you, without taking offense at their loving honesty. And give them the gift of your own loving honesty in exchange. When you truly accept that your value isn’t the combined sum of other’s opinions about you (nor are theirs the combined sum of your opinions), your relationships can deepen and flourish naturally. 

Krista’s Family Meatloaf Recipe
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 cup breadcrumbs (I used Italian, but plain works as well)
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Crumble the ground beef in a large bowl, breaking up into small pieces. Add remaining meatloaf ingredients to the bowl and gently combine, being careful not to overwork the meat.
Mix all sauce ingredients together and spread half of the sauce along the bottom and sides of a loaf pan.
Add meatloaf to a loaf pan and press firmly into a loaf shape.
Pour remaining sauce over the top.
Place meatloaf in the oven and bake for 65-70 minutes. Check temperature—should read 165 degrees.
Let rest for five minutes and then serve.

If you aren’t the dinners you create, or the things you do for others, who are you, really? 

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