How to Make Norms Meatloaf at Home the Next Time You Require Comfort Food

A recipe to add to your pandemic rotation

Iconic SoCal diner chain Norms is open for take-out business during the pandemic, serving everything from its regular menu to an array of stunningly affordable care packages for family meals. Still, those fine folks found it in their hearts to share with us their meatloaf recipe to keep us comforted and full of ground beef during uncertain times.

Don’t forget to griddle the slices before you serve.

Norms Meatloaf

3 1/4 Lbs double ground beef

3/4 Cup of finely chopped yellow onion

2 Slices of white bread 1/2 cubed, soaked in milk which can be broken up with gloved hands

1/4 Cup of 2% milk to soak bread

1/2 Cup of ketchup

1 Tbsp of Norms steak sauce

1 Tbsp of L&P Worcestershire Sauce

1 Tbsp of Lawry’s seasoned salt

1/2 Tsp of dry thyme

2 Tsp of chopped garlic

3 Medium eggs to be beaten separately

Ketchup Glaze (Mix together well)

1/2 cup of ketchup

1/2 tsp of prepared mustard

1/2 tsp of brown sugar

Place all the ingredients except the ketchup glaze in the electric mixer bowl with the paddle attachment. Mix until the meat comes together and becomes slightly sticky.

Place all ingredients in a large plastic container, mix together with gloved hands. Mix until the meat comes together and becomes slightly sticky.

Do not over mix.

Place meat mixture into a 5″x10″x4″ loaf pan.

Firmly press meat loaf down into pans and use your finger to press down around the sides forming loaf shape.

Evenly spread ketchup glaze to cover the top of the loaf.

Place loaf pans on a sheet pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees.

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