A month or so before my wedding my mother invited me to cook with her. Mama always taught my sisters and I how to cook and keep a kitchen cozy but she saved one recipe for us just before we each got married. The recipe that she taught me was marriage meatloaf. it is a simple recipe that has Amish roots. The recipe is very simple and uses easy-to-find ingredients but the flavor is unique and robust. My husband LOVES this marriage meatloaf.
In fact, I’m pretty sure that marriage meatloaf is his favorite dish. Thanks, mom 🙂
Quick Tip: Make sure you use Heinz ketchup in the sauce as it turns out the best flavor.
Meatloaf is one of those meals that American’s absolutely love. It’s as American as baseball and apple pie. The following recipe for marriage meatloaf is an exceptional recipe because it is Amish-inspired. It’s a very simple recipe with only a few basic ingredients. You won’t find any fancy footwork here, pal! My mama introduced me to this recipe and I am so glad that she did. She taught me how to make it before I married my husband.
And wouldn’t you know that this marriage meatloaf turned out to be his favorite meal?
2 pounds ground beef
¾ cups Quaker quick oats, uncooked
2 well-beaten eggs
¼ cup chopped onion
¾ cup tomato juice
2 teaspoons Morton salt
1½ teaspoons pepper
2 tablespoons Heinz ketchup
2 tablespoons French’s mustard
2 tablespoons Domino brown sugar
Combine all meatloaf ingredients thoroughly.
Pack firmly into a loaf pan.
Mix together sauce ingredients and spread over meatloaf before baking.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.