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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Rosie's Country Meatloaf

To me Meatloaf is the quintessential comfort food.  Its one of the foods that take me back to my childhood and remind me of a good home cooked meal by mom.  I love mine with a big mound of homemade mashed potatoes.  Here's my twist on a classic meatloaf, I add shredded carrots to the loaf for added flavor, moistness and nutrition and topped it with a sweet and savory glaze that's covered in crunchy fried onions ~ a tasty combination!


Loaf ~1 1/2 - 2 lb package of meatloaf mix ground meat, I used a combination of ground pork and beef
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup shredded carrots
2 large eggs
3/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
Fresh chopped cilantro or parsley - about 1 Tbsp
dash of salt and pepper
Glaze ~
3/4 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp vinegar
3/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
about 1/2 cup French Fried Onion Rings
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl mix together all loaf ingredients with your hands until well blended.  Mound together and shape into an oval loaf into a 9 X 13 " casserole pan.  Bake for 45 minutes, then spread glaze on top.  Bake for an additional 15 minutes, then sprinkle onions on top and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until internal temp is 170 degrees (minimum 165 degrees).



  1. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is all about meatloaf. I do hope you link this nice one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Have a great week.

  2. Hi Carole, thanks for inviting me, I will come right over and link it up :)

  3. Rosie, thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We are now getting a great collection of meatloaves together. I hope you have stopped by some of the other links to check them out!

    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

    Ps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just pop by and comment and include your email - I won't publish it - and the reminder will be by bcc so it will remain private