Meatloaf 101 with Mrs. Kostyra

Ok I mentioned that this was the only meatloaf my wife would allow me to make, no tweaks, no changes just follow the directions. Thanks Martha for bringing meatloaf back into our house, although we don’t eat it as much anymore.

Meatloaf 101 with Mrs. Kostyra

I believe this is Martha Stewart’s mom.

Prep 30 minutes

cook 90 minutes


  • 4 slices white bread, torn into pieces
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place bread in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade; pulse until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a medium bowl, and add ground beef.
  2. Place onion, garlic, celery, carrots, and parsley in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade; pulse until fine. Add to meat mixture, using hands to mix well. Add egg, 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 teaspoons dry mustard, salt, and pepper; use hands to combine thoroughly. Place in an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-by-2 1/2-inch loaf pan.
  3. Combine remaining 1/2 cup ketchup, remaining teaspoon dry mustard, and brown sugar in a bowl; stir until smooth.
  4. Brush mixture over meatloaf; place in the oven with a baking pan set on the rack below to catch drippings. Cook until a meat thermometer inserted in the center reads 160 degrees, about 90 minutes. If top gets too dark, cover with foil, and continue baking.

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