Happy Holiday season! No matter what you are celebrating, traditionally this is that time of year when family descends on you (or you have to trek over to visit them). And for all the togetherness and love and happiness (ahem) let’s not fool ourselves: This is the time of year when we need comfort food like we’ve never needed comfort food before.
And if the comfort food is easy to make with your kids (even younger kids can help with the measuring and cracking the eggs!) and will taste better than what your in-laws make? Well, that’s something you can take comfort in right away!
Better Than Your Mother-In-Law’s Meatloaf
(adapted from Lipton’s recipes)
1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Onion Soup Mix
2 lbs. ground beef
1/4 lb. each: ground pork and ground veal
1/2 c. plain dry bread crumbs (I like to substitute the same amount of plain dry oatmeal)
1/2 c. skim milk, with more in reserve
1/3 c. ketchup, with a few tablespoons of your favorite mustard mixed in
Step One: Preheat oven to 350.
Step Two: Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly with your hands. If the mixture seems too dry, add more milk, a bit at a time.
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Step Three: Place in oven-proof loaf pan. Smooth the top with your hands. Bake in the center rack, uncovered, for approximately an hour.
Step Four: Take out, let cool, slice and serve with mashed potatoes!
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