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Monday, March 15, 2010

A Million Meat Loaves..So Little Time..


First off, I can't (or won't!) make a small meatloaf! 3 lbs. is my average.. This fills a bread pan nicely, and if you crown it a bit, no overflow of grease or anything else-although I do put a piece of aluminum foil under it, it case of miscalculation!
2lbs, ground beef
1lb. ground sausage
1 egg
1 cup of prepared bread crumbs
1/2 cup total of parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, black pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, and onion powder- your portions..
1/2 cup ketchup and Worcester sauce,(total) mixed
Mix all above by hand until blended
Pack tightly in bread pan and bake at 350F for 90 min., add a bit of ketchup mixed with prepared mustard for topping, bake at 230F for another 20 min. until glazing a bit. Pouring excess grease off around 70 minutes is a good idea..
Let sit for 5-10 minutes before cutting..
The reason I don't use chopped onions, celery, green peppers, or any other veggies is moisture content..I like firm, slice able meatloaf- and this is how to get it!
A side of brown rice seemed to work well with it..as our larders are getting low...

42 comments:

Kate said...

Because I'm a single gal, I often make mini-meatloaves in muffin tins and then freeze them.

buffalodick said...

Kate- Everyone around me loves my meat loaves... They get gone, but I am indifferent to my own cooking!

Ruth said...

Love these flavours. They seem to contrast so well. Always wanted to make a meatloaf and this does seem easy enough for me not to mess it up!! Thank you so much!

Vickie said...

My favorite part of meatloaf is the cold meatloaf sandwiches the next day. I use a thick slice of meatloaf, add sweet pickles and mayo on wheat bread. LOVE it!

Christiejolu said...

Sounds yummy! I am going to try this one!

snowelf said...

Hi UncleBuf!

I have never, ever made or eaten meatloaf. Someday I hope to make it over for dinner! :)

--snow

Char said...

MMMmmmm that sounds so good. I love cold meatloaf sandwiches with ketchup. I don't put fresh onions in mine, but I use French's onion soup mix instead. Crap, now I'm hungry.

Gloria said...

Love this, is absolutely yummy, many times I dont make, nice, gloria

You know...Im hungry! (LOL)

Chef E said...

One reason why I did not like meatloaf growing up- my mom put chunky bell pepper, onions, and other objects, I like mine like you made it!

Looking forward to the scotch eggs below!

Yum on all accounts!

Brian Miller said...

meatloaf is like manna from heaven...my favorite comfort food. big is better! smiles.

Martha said...

I make mine like you do. I hate a bunch of stuff added to meatloaf. I also never make on smaller than 3 pounds. I love meatloaf and gravy biscuits for leftovers and another regular here is wrapping leftover slices in puff pastry topped with gravy :-)

G-Man said...

You follow the SAME meat loaf recipe'?
Thats what makes you The King!!!!

Marjie said...

I make my meatloaf in a big pan, and they range from 3 to 6 pounds. A side of pasta is always a hit!

Jeff B said...

I don't think I've ever measured the ingredients for a meatloaf. As a result, I don't think any two of them have ever tasted the same. Sometimes that's good, and other times...not so much. I usually lay a few strips of bacon on the top of it as well.

tattytiara said...

I've never made or had meatloaf. Sausage meat, eh? Now that has me intrigued.

The Good Cook said...

I love meatloaf and I'm with some of your readers - cold meatloaf sandwiches with ketchup remind me of my childhood.
Hmm.. now I'm going to have to make a meatloaf before the winter is done. Mashed potatoes are my side of choice - all buttery and warm.. oh my!

buffalodick said...

Ruth- Comes out with an underlying herb flavor we like..
Vick- Next day this is so firm, you can cut it quite thin if you like..
Christie- I forgot the black pepper I use with it!
Snow- An American classic!
Char- Through chili contests, I've learned to use powders for flavor, without screwing up a texture..
Gloria- I make this often for my family..
Chef- You can always saute peppers or onions, and put on meat loaf- not in it!
Brian- My wife likes it far more than I..
Martha- I hope more people try it without bits of veggies in it!
G-man- Meat loaf can be flavored so many ways!
Marjie- 6lbs.! Long cooking time?
Jeff- I find with sausage, I get all the grease I can handle without bacon!
T.T.- Can make meatballs with same recipe!
Good Cook- Ketchup seems to be the favorite with meat loaf!

Akelamalu said...

After my boys left home I never did get used to cooking for two - I always make a huge amount and freeze some. :)

carma said...

Hey, at least you threw in the healthy brown rice :D

buffalodick said...

Ake- I just give it to youngest, who lives close by!
carma- We like brown rice, and eat quite a bit of it!

Barbara said...

I've never tried sausage meat in mine...interesting addition.

However, I have been making something called Bill Blass's meatloaf for years. Or I did when the kids were home. I must admit, it's not my favorite meal. Don't think I've made one in 10 years.

buffalodick said...

Barb- Veal or lamb softens texture nicely...

A Year on the Grill said...

BD... What's the fat content of the ground beef?

I use onion (which i won;t next time), but mine still seems too fatty and juicy. Difficult to serve as slices

buffalodick said...

Griller- 90/10 beef, sausage fatty.. drain and skip veggies- comes out firm!

Realliveman said...

Copied!

I partake in the loafing of the meat from time to time. I will have to share my loafing skills with you soon

Michelle Ann said...

Oh I LOVE meatloaf....especially with homemade mac and cheese!

doggybloggy said...

I think I have only made this once in my life - I would like some the next day - two slices (thin) with a little mayo and mustard, lettuce and tomato on plain white bread - now that is deluxe!

doggybloggy said...

I had to go do a search on my blog to be sure - I made a turkey meatloaf once and another "meat" loaf and then some terrine "meatloaf" so I guess I have made it ....not memorable thats for sure!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

gimme some mashed potatoes and a slice of that meatloaf please. Then tomorrow morning for breakfast I want a meatloaf sandwich! you think I'm kidding???

Chris said...

What kind of sausage? Bulk breakfast sausage or something like Italian sausage?

I love a good meatloaf!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love meatloaf.

pinknest said...

This is a big slab o' meat! What about putting bacon on it?

So no mini meatloaves for you!

buffalodick said...

RLM- Please do!
Michelle- Comfort food- 1st string!
DogB- It's very flexible on ingredients..
Highlander- Cold meatloaf sandwiches seem to be more popular than I suspected!
Chris- Mine was bulk breakfast sausage, but anyone of them work well!
BlondeD- Made a spaghetti meat sauce out of leftovers...
pink- Grease control...

Kate said...

I am definitely trying this with quorn mince - looks yummy.

Kate xx

buffalodick said...

Kate- Quorn mince? Explain, please!

Heff said...

Meatloaf - NOT Heff's fav, but yours sounds pretty good, Dick.

buffalodick said...

Went to a Meatloaf concert once..his daughter was a back up dancer..What a two foot glue foot she was...

MarmiteToasty said...

there ya go with the meatloaf again, the reguritated chewed up tough meat at the home for the elderly :)

x

buffalodick said...

Marmy- You need a good meat loaf before you check out! I can make one with out pork-just for you...

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Yum! Sounds perfect!

Gloria said...

Hello friend I stopping here and want to know how are you, huggs gloria

The Gypsy Chef said...

Meatloaf? I don't miss it. But then I don't think I've ever had one I like. After all I've read about your cooking, I would be willing to take a bite of yours. But make it? I'll have to think about that.
Gypsy