Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze

  • Originally posted by Stellajean66 in January 2017 What's For Dinner

    1 pound 93% lean beef
    1 cup seasoned bread crumbs (I use Italian)
    1/2 cup 2% milk
    4 tablespoons ketchup, divided
    1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    1 large egg
    1/2 tablespoon brown sugar

    Preheat oven to 350 (for glass or dark roasting pan).* Add 25 if you are using a light colored pan.

    In a large bowl add beef, bread crumbs and milk.* Pouring milk directly over bread crumbs.* Add 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and your spices. Set aside.

    In a small bowl, crack egg and beat it slightly.* This helps prevent overworking the meat while combining, resulting in a tougher meatloaf.* Add egg to large bowl with meat mixture.* Combine well with hands, do not overwork the meat mixture.

    Form meatloaf in bowl, into a loaf form and then transfer to a roasting pan.* Free form into a loaf shape.* You may notice cracks in the loaf.* Run your hands under warm water and then across the meatloaf to smooth the cracks out.* Set meatloaf aside.

    In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar.* Mix well with a fork.* Apply glaze evenly to the top of your meatloaf.* Cover pan with aluminum.* Place meatloaf in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.* Sides should be lightly browned when ready to uncover foil.

    Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.* Remove from oven.* Allow to rest uncovered for 10 minutes.* Slice and serve with your favorite sides.