Why would you want to know how to make meatloaf with ketchup? Because meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food, and folks have been making meatloaf with ketchup for generations. Many top chefs have tried to make meatloaf more sophisticated and “classy.” But, for most of us, it’s meatloaf made with good, old fashioned, unsophisticated ketchup that truly feels like home.
Here are some tips on how to make meatloaf with ketchup:
Gather your ingredients. Meatloaf is one of those dishes that everyone’s mother seemed to make differently. Some use mushrooms, some don’t. Some use green peppers, others wouldn’t dare. Well, the truth is that there is no one right way to make meatloaf. True, there are some ingredients the dish must include to be considered meatloaf: ground beef, onions, eggs and bread crumbs. But, after that, pretty much anything goes, including mushrooms, green peppers, garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce and, of course, ketchup. You can also add different kinds of meats, like ground sausage. Basically, if you think it will taste good, you can put it in your meatloaf.
Add 1 1/2 lbs ground beef, bread crumbs from 2 slices of bread, 1/2 cup fine onions, and 2 beaten eggs in a large bowl and mix together. Then put the meatloaf mixture into a bread loaf shaped pan
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and let your meatloaf cook for about 45 to 55 minutes. After you take the meatloaf out of the oven, you want to check to make sure it’s done by using a meat thermometer. If your meatloaf is done, the thermometer will read 160 degrees. If not, in should be cooked a little longer.
After cooking, brush some ketchup on top of the meatloaf as a glaze. Some cooks just use straight ketchup for this. But others like to add a few extra seasons, like their favorite herbs and spices, before glazing. You can even add things like a few drops of honey, lemon juice, or whatever else you think would taste good.