Updated: Apr 12
3 slices sandwich bread
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
1 package Applegate Slow Cooked Ham, chopped into small chunks
1/2 medium onion, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large egg
1/2 cup ketchup, or 2 tablespoons molasses
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Place bread in a food processor; pulse until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in milk. Set aside, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine beef, ham, onion, garlic, egg, 1/4 cup ketchup -or- 1 tablespoon molasses, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Add bread-milk mixture into the beef, and mix very gently with a fork (do not over mix).
Place the meat mixture on the prepared baking sheet, and form into a loaf, about 9 inches long and 4 to 5 inches wide.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. During the baking process, you will brush the remaining 1/4 cup of ketchup or molasses; you will be doing this twice while the meatloaf is cooking.
Let the meatloaf rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.