2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup 2% milk
2/3 cup finely crushed saltines
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into an 8×4-in. loaf in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar; remove 1/2 cup for sauce. Spread remaining mixture over meat loaf.
Bake 60-65 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Test Kitchen Tips
Chicken, beef or vegetable broth can be used instead of milk.
Tips for a tender loaf: Use a gentle touch when mixing and shaping. Also, be sure to moisten the cracker crumbs or bread crumbs before adding them to the meat.
Swap ground turkey for the beef. It pairs perfectly with the earthy rubbed sage.
Short on time? Skip the sauce-making and use your favorite prepared barbecue sauce instead.
1 pound lean ground beef
1¼ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped bell pepper
1 large egg
1 cup diced canned tomatoes with their juice
½ cup quick cooking oats
⅓ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 F.
In a large bowl mix together all meatloaf ingredients well. Place the mixture into a 9×13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish and shape into a loaf.
Mix together the topping ingredients and spread over the loaf.
Bake until done, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
1 (10 1/2 ounce) cans Campbell’s French onion soup
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 cup ketchup
1 -3 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, to taste
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/4 cup water
How to make it :
In a large bowl, mix together 1/3 cup condensed French onion soup with ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, salt and black pepper.
Shape into 6 oval patties.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown both sides of patties.
Pour off excess fat.
In a small bowl, blend flour and remaining soup until smooth.
Mix in ketchup, water, Worcestershire sauce and mustard powder.
Pour over meat in skillet.
Cover, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.