Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Meatloaf.........yes Meatloaf 101

The days are really feeling like Fall around here, and I am in the mood for more comforting meals.  I just love meatloaf.....not the singer...well I do LOVE "Meatloaf" the singer, I use to listen to his music years ago, and I would still listen to his music today!  But, I'm talking about meatloaf, the delicious meat dish, just has a bad name, wonder why and who named it a "loaf."  But the dish is delicious....when it's made right!  So yummy with all the right flavors added, it comes out so wonderful. 

I found this recipe years ago from Sara Molten, she use to be on the Food Network channel, and I've loved it ever since, and make it for my family when we are in the mood for meatloaf.  I use the three meats, veal, pork and beef, just makes all the difference in the world.  The best part is the glaze on top, it's ketcup, cider vinegar, and brown sugar, like a sweet and sour, and just adds the right touch to this delicious meatloaf.  Give it a try, you will not be disappointed, and why not listen to one of Meatloaf's Albums while enjoying your dinner......won't that be fun!

The Best Ever Meatloaf.... 101
You can find the "3 meats" at the grocery store, it's ground veal, ground pork, and ground beef.. you will need about 2 1/2 lbs altogether
1 onion, 1 carrot and 1 stalk of celery minced
2 eggs (fresh from your chickens, of course)
1 cup Italian style bread crumbs (you may need more....if it's too wet after you mix it add a little more)
1/4 cup milk
1 TBS yellow mustard
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. oregano, 2 tsp. salt and pepper to taste.
2 tsp. fresh parsley
2 tsp. butter

Saute the onion, carrot and celery in 2 tsp. butter in a pan until soft. Then mix the 3 meats, eggs, bread crumbs, milk, mustard, parsely oregano, garlic, salt, pepper, and sauteed onions, carrot, and celery in a bowl. Mix lightly but you want it all combined. Form it into a thick log, kind like a football, and put it in a greased pan. Spoon the glaze on top and over the sides, and bake in a 350 oven for 1 and 1/2 hours until done. This makes a big meatloaf, so use the leftovers and make cold meatloaf sandwiches the next day, don't forget the mayo!!!!

Glazed: This is a's what makes this YUMMO!
1/2 cup ketcup
2 TBS cider vinegar
2 TBS Brown sugar (I even used the Splendar Brown Sugar)
Mix all of this up and spoon onto of the uncooked meatloaf.

I made mashed pots with it, and since I didn't make a gravy, I sauteed peppers, onions, and mushrooms with 1 tbs butter and 1 tbs canola oil, salt and pepper to taste, until soft and caramelized. I then served this over the mashed delicious!!


Anonymous said...

So similar to mine! It's one of gracies favorite meals. In fact for valentines day last year I made my meat loaf in the shape of a heart! They all loved that :). Next time I will definitely use your glaze. Sounds delicious

Lianne said...

Yum!!! Now I wish I had a meatloaf sandwich...with some Meatloaf music playing in the background. :)

Dave said...

Nice blog. Love the Stories, brings back memories.

Annesphamily said...

I miss my mom's meatloaf. She was a terrific cook. I will try this too. Love and Hugs Anne