Meatloaf Recipe

I will not pretend to be a well renowned cook, or even a good one at that. When we first got married, my husband was less than impressed with my meals, although he never did not not eat a bite. But over the years I have found a few recipes that I’ve spiced up to satisfy our tastes.

This meatloaf is pretty standard, the one thing is, I always cook on a large scale. Other than my husband and I, we have a thirteen year old foster daughter, my 22 year old brother, and various others coming and going- so we just make, and consume a lot of food. Instead of having to double some of these recipes, you’ll probably have to half them.

Pre-heat oven to 375°


4lbs of (Cutting Hill) ground beef

1 to 2 diced onions

5 to 6 fresh minced garlic cloves

2 eggs

2/3 cup milk

a handful of fresh basil, chopped

salt and pepper


2 cups yellow mustard

½ cup brown sugar

Mix all of the top ingredients together and place into an ungreased casserole dish. Then, in the same bowl because I hate having extra dishes, mix the yellow mustard and brown sugar. Spread evenly on top of the meatloaf. Bake 50-60 minutes, or until cooked through.

I was able to grab some pictures before it went in, but it was gone before I got pictures after it came out (I will do better next time)- needless to say it was a hit!