I was talking to my friend over at transplanting me about how her family is doing without having an oven. See I happen to know that her oldest is a true epicurean. The boy loves good food. The problem being that most of his favorite dishes require baking. I told her that the other day when I was making Lullibel’s favorite dinner-chopped steak-that I had what may have been a stroke of genius.

What if you made the hamburger mixture for meatloaf but then make patties out of it and add the sauce at the end to caramelize around the patties?

I am going to post my recipe here and if anyone would like to try it go ahead and let me know how it turns out for you. This recipe is my mom’s original and is absolutely delicious!

Sweet and sour meatloaf

1.5 lbs ground beef
1/2 c. club cracker crumbs
1/2 small onion chopped
1/2 can tomato soup
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg
mix and form into loaf. bake @400 for 45 minutes. remove from oven and drain grease. top with sauce and bake 15 minutes.
1/2 can tomato soup
1/2 can water
2 T yellow mustard (the sandwich kind)
2T brown vinegar
2T brown sugar

I think if you make this as patties on the stove top the sauce would probably need less water. Just make sure to combine the ingredients well before pouring the sauce over the patties or loaf!