Maple Glazed Meatloaf

This is a favorite here, great comfort food!

Meat Loaf

1 tsp. beef bouillon granules
1/4 C. hot water
1 1/2 lb. very lean ground beef
3/4 C. coarse cracker crumbs
1/2 C. chopped onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/3 C. Ketchup
1/8 tsp. hot sauce (if desired)
1 egg, slightly beaten

1/2 C. Ketchup
1/2 C. Maple syrup

Heat oven to 350*. In a large bowl, dissolve beef bouillon in hot water. Add remaining meat loaf ingredients, mix well. Shape mixture into an 8x4 inch loaf in an un greased 2 quart baking dish.

Bake 1 1/4 hours or until beef is thoroughly cooked in the center and a meat thermometer reaches 160*. Remove from oven. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients. Brush top of meat loaf with glaze. Let stand covered, 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining glaze.

Makes 6 servings.