Nebraska Star Beef – Signature Meatloaf

Ingredients List :

  • 2 lbs Nebraska Star Beef Angus Ground Beef
    2 Cups “Panko” bread crumbs
    4 Eggs – beaten
    1 Cup Ketchup
    1 Cup Milk
    1 medium Onion – finely chopped
    2 Cloves, Garlic – finely chopped
    1 Tbs Nebraska Star Beef “Signature Seasoning”
    1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
  • Topping:
    1 Cup Ketchup
    1 Tbs Nebraska Star Beef “Signature Seasoning”
    4 Tbs Brown Sugar
    White Vinegar*
  • Tools:
    Large Mixing Bowl
    Wooden Spoon
    9” x 5” x 3” Loaf Pan
    Measuring Cup
    Measuring Spoons
    Meat Thermometer
    Pre-heat Conventional Oven to 350F

Meatloaf:
Starting with all ingredients at refrigerator temperature, (37-39F).meatloaf recipe

Combine them into a large
mixing bowl and mix thoroughly, first with spoon, then with hands, until the “batter” becomes
very sticky. *The mixing process will “extract proteins” from the meat. Which will help to bind all
ingredients and give the meatloaf a nice firm and toothsome texture.

Next, press the batter into an un-greased loaf pan and round the top – similar to a loaf of bread.
Place in preheated 350F oven for 1 hour – or until the internal temperature of the meat loaf
is approximately 150F.

When the meatloaf reaches this level of done-ness, remove it from the
oven and  evenly cover the meatloaf with the topping mixture .

Topping / Finishing Sauce:

Combine-

  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 1 Tbs Nebraska Star Beef “Signature Seasoning”
  •  4 Tbs Brown Sugar-in a bowl and mix vigorously until the sugar is evenly blended into the mixture. Spread
    approximately 1/2 the mixture to the top of the loaf evenly.
    *To the remaining topping, add just enough Worcestershire (approx 1 Tbs) to create a medium
    bodied, pour-able consistency and use this as a finishing/dipping sauce.

Place the meatloaf back in the oven and cook until the internal temperature reaches 160F.
Remove from oven, cover with foil, and allow meatloaf to rest for at least 15 minutes. Remove
from pan and slice into 1/2” thick slices.