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January 17, 2022

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Meatloaf to stop a man in his tracks

Enjoy a supper a National Pie Champion serves when she’s not blue-ribbon baking

According to Bryson, if anyone tells you “you can't catch a man with food,” well, they are sooo wrong. Food will catch a husband faster than all the bikinis in the world. It will also make your family happy.

Prepare a meatloaf and bring the family back to the table. Pull this out of the oven and watch how it can make the kids put down the game controls and wash up for supper without a fight.

This recipe uses 90-percent lean ground chuck bound with rolled oats, but it's the touch of whole-grain mustard that brings it all together. This meatloaf is not shy on flavour.

2 lbs. (1 kg) 90-percent lean ground chuck
2 large eggs
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp. (15 ml) chopped fresh parsley
1/3 c. (80 ml) old-fashioned rolled oats
¼ c. (60 ml) mayonnaise
3 tbsp. (45 ml) ketchup
1 tbsp. (15 ml) whole grain mustard
1 c. (250 ml) Italian-style bread crumbs
1 tsp. (5 ml) salt
barbecue sauce, homemade or store-bought for serving

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

In a large bowl, mix together the beef, eggs, onion, parsley, oats, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, bread crumbs, salt and pepper (use your hands; they work best).

Shape the meat into a 5 x 12-inch (13 x 30-cm) loaf and put it on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until the juices run clear, about 1 hour.

Serve slices topped with barbecue sauce, if you like. Serves 6.

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