Perfect Meatloaf

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp any type vinegar white vinegar
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped 
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup saltine crackers or breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp dry thyme or sage 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/3 cup minced parsley 
For the glaze, mix first 3 ingredients in small pan, set aside.
  1. For the meatloaf, heat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Heat oil in medium skillet. Add onion and garlic; saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. 
  3. Mix eggs with salt, pepper, thyme, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and milk. Add to meat in large bowl along with crackers, parsley and cooked onion and garlic. Mix with fork until evenly blended and mixture doesn't stick to the bowl. If it sticks add milk. 
  4. With wet hands, pat mixture into 9x5-inch loaf shape. Place in foil lined baking pan for easy clean up. Brush with half the glaze. Bake until crisp, about 1 hour. 
  5. Cool at least 20 minutes and serve with the remaining glaze. 

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