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Monday, February 25, 2013


We've been getting some winter weather.  Image that, it's end of February and we're finally getting some snow.  At any rate, I needed something warm and comforting.  Something that reminded me of when I was a kid.  A "real" home cooked meal.  So, I went looking in my recipes and meatloaf was the winner of the day.  I've posted before, but maybe you missed it?? 

At any rate, this is a quick, 6 minute meatloaf.  Yes, you read that right. Six minutes is all it takes to make this meatloaf. Add the mixing up part and we're at about ten minutes total.

So, obviously, I make a pretty simple meatloaf. It's the one I grew up with. My Mom is not a fan of Ketchup so her meatloaf is like a big meatball without sauce and this is her recipe. I prefer to make a brown gravy with mine but you can throw some Ketchup on top if that's what makes you happy.

Here's what you'll need..

1 lb Ground Beef
1 Egg
3/4 package of crushed Saltines or about 1/2 C bread crumbs ~ I prefer saltines because it isn't as heavy
1/2 small Onion minced
1/2 medium Green Pepper minced
2 cloves minced Garlic
1/2 t Salt
1/2 t Pepper
1/2 t Garlic Powder

Mix everything together and pat into a microwave safe dish. Divide the meatloaf down the middle so you have two rectangles. I used a 9x7 rectangle. I also have lost the top to my dish or maybe I never had one so I used Saran wrap over the top. Microwave on high for 6 minutes. You can also bake it at 350 covered with foil for probably an hour.  But why would you do that??  This is quick, this is easy, this is moist and yummy!!

Let it cool a couple of minutes, remove wrap, slice and serve with garlic mashed potatoes and brown gravy. Or my favorite way, let it cool and make a sandwich!

Throw everything in the bowl
Pat into microwave dish
Cut to make sure it's cooked through
Dinner is served

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