Because food should taste good.
I based this recipe on one from Cook's Illustrated's "Best Recipe" cookbook.
- ½ small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- bacon drippings (or oil)
- 2½ lb. ground chuck
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. seasoned salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
- ½ C plain yogurt
- 2/3 C dried bread crumbs
- 3 T fresh parsley, minced
- 1/3 C ketchup, plus more for the top
Preheat oven to 350°.
Saute onions in bacon drippings until translucent, add garlic and saute an additional 30 seconds.
In medium bowl, whisk eggs. Add onions & garlic, salt, pepper, Worchestershire sauce, yogurt, bread crumbs, parsley and ketchup. Combine thoroughly.
In large bowl, break up ground chuck. Add mixture to meat and mix it all together with a fork. Be careful not to overmix--it toughens the meatloaf.
Line a jelly roll pan or 9"x13" pan with non-stick foil. Form mixture into a loaf and top with ketchup. Bake until internal temperature is 160°, about 45 minutes. Let meatloaf rest 10-20 minutes before serving.