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Offline STiG

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Meatloaf - not the singer ;)
« on: January 29, 2019, 09:46:25 am »
With all the snow we've been having, here's a staple from my house.  Freezes well and makes awesome sandwiches when sliced thin after chilling.

Mom's Meatloaf

1 lb ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 green pepper, finely chopped (I use any kind of pepper; I've used hot peppers for a little kick - 1 hot pepper, 1 regular when making a triple batch)
1/4 cup ketchup
1 cup bread crumbs (or oatmeal)
dash of Worchestershire sauce
1 egg
1 tsp horseradish (I've never used it but it was in Mom's recipe)

Mix all the ingredients together well and shape into a loaf in a roast pan.  Brush the top with barbecue sauce or more ketchup.  Bake at 300°F for 1-1/2 hours, until cooked through.


Use turkey burger, use chopped dried cranberries in place of the pepper, skip the ketchup, horseradish and Worchestershire, add an extra egg, add sage and savoury.

I use the same basic recipes for my burgers.  I cook the turkey burger on an indoor grill, rather than outdoor, because they are leaner and tend to get dried out on the outdoor grill.  And/or they stick.

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Re: Meatloaf - not the singer ;)
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 06:32:52 am »
Sounds good - I am going to try the horseradish next time.

 I saute the onion in butter until soft, add in 1 clove garlic (minced) for half a minute, cool and mix in with the rest of the ingredients.

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Re: Meatloaf - not the singer ;)
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 10:47:10 am »
I've been using the same recipe from the Beany Malone cookbook pretty much forever. It makes two pans, which gives single me one to eat and one to freeze. I slice it up and wrap 2 sections per packet in foil, then freeze, and it holds up well.
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