The Best Herky Perky Glazed Meatloaf

This recipe is from our amazing friend, illustrator, artist and cook extraordinaire, Deborah Stein.


We were so happy to use mainly local Iowa grown and made ingredients for this one from Story City Meatlocker meat to Saltlickers salt to homegrown sage and onions. Even the Apple Cide was from the Community Orchards in Fort Dodge. I turned my loaves into TV Dinners so my father in law up in Humboldt could pop one out of the freezer and into the microwave on football day!

Makes one big loaf or two or three mini-loaves.

1 lb ground Meat (or Turkey!)  
2 or so tsp Herky Perky (to taste)
1 tsp chopped dried sage or 1 tbsp fresh chopped sage
1/4 c finely chopped red onion
1 egg
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp apple cider
Black pepper

Herky La Perky Glaze
1/4 c Apple cider
1/3 c ketchup (or more to thicken)
A few shprinks of Herky Perky

Preheat oven to 375F. Gently mix until combined, try not to overwork to keep your loaf tender. Form into one big loaf or two or three mini loaves and put in a lightly oiled baking dish. to make the glaze, mix ingredients and add more ketchup if necessary to thicken. Spoon glaze onto the loaf/loaves which will keep it moist and add an awesome sweet-savory deliciousness to your loaf. Pop into a 375F oven for about 30-35 min. SOOOO Good with Smoke Licker and butter mashed patooties.