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 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...