old fashioned meatloaf



1 tablespoon butter

3 celery ribs, finely chopped

½ large onion, finely chopped

2 pounds lean ground beef

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, divided

½ cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs

⅓ cup ketchup

2 teaspoons Creole seasoning

1 teaspoon Greek seasoning

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon ketchup

Garnish: chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Step 1
Melt the butter in a medium heat non-stick pan, add celery and onion and fry for 7 minutes or until soft.

Step 2
Mix the celery mixture, ground meat, a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs and the next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Form a 10 x 5 inch bread roll; place on a lightly greased plate. Place the shelf in a pan lined with aluminum foil.

Step 3
Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Mix 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, tomato puree and 1 tablespoon ketchup; pour evenly over the meat roll and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until it stops pink in the center. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Step 4
Note: For testing purposes only, we used the original Tony Chacheres Greek Seasoning and Greek Cave Seasoning.