Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Meijer recipe of the week- Mama's meatloaf

Bargain Meal of the Week

It seems like everyone has a meatloaf recipe that they swear by....everyone but me! So I am going to try this recipe in hopes that my family will love it. I love that it seems so simple with few ingredients. You can also substitute ketchup for BBQ sauce. Happy Eating !!

Check out Stretching a Buck deals here to see more deals at Meijer. I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand.

Mama's Easy Meatloaf

1 pound ground beef (On sale 1.99 a lb) 1.99 3/4 cup cooked rice (Meijer rice 32 oz. bag on sale 2 for $3) .38
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped onion .50
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/2 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl, combine the beef, rice, brown sugar, onion and 1 tablespoon ketchup. Mix well and place in a 5x9 inch loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Spread remaining 1/2 cup ketchup over the top of the loaf. Bake for 15 more minutes.

Total cost of Meal: $2.87

Add Salad (Dole on sale .98) Total cost of Meal: $3.60

Add salad and baked potatoes (Idaho potatoes sale 5 lb bag $2.50) Total cost of Meal: $4.43

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