According to Wikipedia, meatloaf has European origins; meatloaf of minced meat was mentioned in the famous Roman cookery collection Apicius as early as the 5th century. One theory is that it's just a larger, loaf-shaped meatball. A plate of meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy has been called, "the All-American meal." Trying to find a casual restaurant or diner that doesn't have a meatloaf on the menu, is like trying to find an Italian restaurant that doesn’t serve pasta (Source: . I have been cooking meatloaf for a while, my husband introduced this recipe in my cooking portfolio. In Romania the meatloaf is called "drob", mainly cooked from chicken liver with spices, fresh herbs and a hardboiled egg in the center.
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Recipe Source: Family Recipe
Serves: 4
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  • For the loaf:
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the glaze:
  • ½ cup of ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  1. In a medium saucepan place the oil and sauté the chopped onions until soft for about 1 minute on medium heat
  2. In a medium bowl, place de meat, add the sautéed onions and the rest o the ingredients. Mix well until all of the ingredients are combined.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients, mix well until all combined
  4. In a meatloaf baking pan place the meat, level the top with the back of a spoon and top with half of the glaze, keep the other half to top the sliced meatloaf when ready.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 -50 minutes at 375 F. Serve with mashed potatoes and remaining glaze.

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  • Sheron Bingham

    Are you sure you didn’t steal this recipe from my mom? 🙂 It’s exactly as she made it and now I do.

    • Claudia's Home Cooking

      Really? Your Mom and my husband’s Mom must have been shared the recipe since he taught me how to cook the American way.