Comforting Meatloaf – Connor Cooks

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By Connor Forbes

“Mom, the meatloaf!” rang through my head the entire time I made this recipe. The line uttered by Will Ferrell in “Wedding Crashers” has stuck with me since the first time I saw the movie in 2005. So, I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to make a meatloaf of my own.

I didn’t grow up eating meatloaf. Perhaps it was because my mom wanted to leave Oklahoma behind her when she moved out to California. Or perhaps my parents didn’t grow up eating meatloaf either. 

Whatever the reason, I’m glad I gave this classic dish a whirl. It was delicious and the whole family approved. Let’s make meatloaf!


  • 1 cup bread crumb or crushed crostini or crouton
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp paprika 
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/2 carrot diced
  • 1.5 lb ground beef 
  • 1 egg beaten


  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Dash Worcestershire

To Make

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine breadcrumbs, rosemary, Worcestershire, mustard, salt, pepper, thyme. paprika, garlic, onion, carrot, and egg. Mix. Then mix in the ground beef and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl combine the ketchup, honey and Worcestershire and mix. Place meat mixture into an 8.5-inch bread pan, spread the glaze evenly over top and cook for about 50 minutes or until 155 degrees internal temperature. EAT! I served this with rice and blanched broccoli and topped the meatloaf with crispy onions.

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