Cooking Without Whine: My Mother's Meatloaf


Today Trevor is going to teach us how to create his mother's meatloaf recipe with fresh, natural ingredients in just 5 minutes.


Welcome back to Cooking Without Whine, our new series of teaching videos, helping you prepare fresh and healthy meals at home. If you don't already know– our institutional sized kitchen on the MHAB Life Skills Campus is a space for life skills education, experimental cooking, and of course, a lot of fun. In the MHAB Kitchen, we prepare fresh baked goods, soups, sandwiches, and salads daily. Community dinners and private luncheons are regularly prepared here as well. Our head chef, Trevor, leads the way in providing fresh meals to the community and making sure our MHAB Fresh shop is always stocked with delicious, healthy eats.

In our second episode of Cooking Without Whine, Trevor teaches us how to make his mother's meatloaf in the MHAB Life Skills Campus kitchen. Follow the recipe from Trevor below to make your own meatloaf at home!



My Mother's Meatloaf

Prep time: 20 min


Here's what you'll need:


For the meatloaf

  • 2 lb Ground Beef

  • 3 Eggs

  • 1 Medium Onion, diced

  • 1 Clove Garlic, coarsely chopped

  • ½ Cup Cream, Half and Half or Whole Milk

  • ¾ Cup Bread Crumbs

  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder

  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder

  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper


For the Sauce

  • ½ Cup Ketchup

  • 2 oz Tomato Paste

  • ⅔ Cup Brown Sugar

  • ½ Cup Vinegar or Lemon Juice

  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder

  • Pinch Cayenne or ½ Teaspoon Tabasco Sauce

  • Fresh Ground Pepper


How to Make it:

  1. First, make the sauce. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

  2. Saute onions until they start to become translucent, then add garlic.

  3. Saute the garlic and onions until the mix browns. Set aside.

  4. Using your hands, thoroughly mix the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.

  5. Add the onion and garlic mixture to the bowl, and mix in.

  6. Form into a loaf in baking dish.

  7. Spoon sauce onto loaf and bake at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted into center of loaf reads 165 degrees..

  8. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Et voila– your meatloaf is ready to enjoy!


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