Mama’s Kickin’ Meatloaf

Almost everyone loves meatloaf, so there isn’t much explaining required. I will say that if your meatloaf is lacking flavor, try this recipe.

1&2/3 lb ground beef
1/8 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
3 gloves garlic
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 to 1/4 tsp ground mustard
1 cup plain breadcrumbs
8 -10 big straight snack pretzels (or several small pretzels), crushed
2 cayenne peppers
2 slices of bell pepper
Salt & pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Firmly press brown sugar into bottom of loaf pan. Gently spread ketchup over brown sugar.
3. In large bowl, mix ground beef, eggs and milk. Add dry ingredients, mix well.
4. Place garlic cloves, bell pepper slices and cayenne peppers in food processor and finely chop. Add to bowl. Break large pretzels into about 3 inch strips, place in processor. Grind into small pieces. Add to bowl. Add salt and pepper, mix all ingredients well.
5. Using your hands, form mixture into the shape of a loaf, place in pan on top of ketchup.
6. Bake for 1 hour
7. Remove from oven and quickly turn onto serving dish.
8. Give thanks to God & enjoy!

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