Meat loaf is the perfect choice for a comforting dinner. Chatelaine’s associate food editor, Jennifer Danter, swears by her mother Sylvia’s recipe, a long-standing family favourite. All we added was a tomato glaze. Bake potatoes beside the loaf and dinner comes out of the oven ready to serve.
Fast mini loaves
Instead of using a loaf pan, shape mixture on a baking sheet into 3 oblong mini loaves with rounded edges so there are no corners to overcook. Divide glaze overtop. Bake following recipe. Check loaves after 1 hour. Great for freezing ahead, then microwaving for a fast weeknight dinner.
Prepare meat loaf up to point of baking. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. To bake, follow directions above. Cold loaf may need another 10 to 15 minutes of baking.