Appropriately called "soul food", this tasty meat loaf is the best ever. I know there are as many recipes for meat loaf as there are for pot roasts and they all claim to be the best....but some of them really make you go "yummmm". ..and those are the ones we copy down and keep in our cherished recipe books. A whole lot of years ago, my best friend and I put our meat loaf recipes together and came up with this gem. The key little "secret" is the Marjoram spice, its what makes this recipe so special. Its a delight and I sincerely hope it will become a keeper in your recipe book. All I ask is that you think fondly of me when you're sitting at your table savoring it with your family. Enjoy, enjoy!
2 lbs. ground chuck
1 chopped onion
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. ground Marjoram spice (You may substitute sage, if desired, but I prefer marjoram)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Place in a 9x13 baking pan. Shape in the form of a loaf, flatten on top. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and drain off excess grease.
Mix in small bowl until smooth:
1 cup catsup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce OR A-1 sauce
Spread above mixture over meat loaf, return to oven for 20 more minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let set for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
This is enough for 4 hungry people plus leftovers for sandwiches later. I serve this with baked beans and a baked potato usually. I've also served this with garlic mashed potatoes, corn and cole slaw. Wow...I'm getting hungry now. Keep smilin'.