Meat loaf was a go-to recipe for the Pickering’s growing up. Here is Mike’s childhood Meat Loaf …
2 eggs 2/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 slices bread, crumbled 1½ pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup shredded carrot ¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup ketchup 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and ground pepper in a large bowl. Add crumbled bread and stir until dissolved. Mix ground beef, onion, cheddar cheese, and carrots into bread mixture. Transfer mixture into a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Combine brown sugar, ketchup and mustard in a small bowl; spread over meat. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 – 1¼ hours.