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|10-13-2011 07:15 PM|
prolly....if meat is only eaten seldom....the quantity would be the main factor here....also the time in hours before you lay down.......I eat meat, only on occasion, and NEVER in the evening.....in fact...I have learned that, for me,(I'm OLD), my main meal is about 2 in the afternoon......while experimenting with this, I found I wasn't sleeping well, so I added greek yogurt in the evening, and this extra protein worked well for me....our bodies change with age, climate, stress, etc.....my nutrition is always a changing novel......sending peace
|10-12-2011 11:21 AM|
pioneerwoman's recipe has you use a broiler pan, too, and I found the result last night to be just as you said- crispy on the outside, but moist in the middle.
I will say this, though-- the meatloaf wrapped in bacon might not be the best choice for those who eat meat but rarely. :) I had a hard time sleeping last night, and plenty of indigestion. And I don't think that was just 1st trimester blues, though I'm sure that's part of it.
|10-11-2011 09:45 PM|
My recipes are already posted.But,I wanted to add a tip that I love.
I learned,via Alton Brown,that using a loaf pan "steams" the meat loaf.
So,I experimented.Using the loaf pan to shape the meat,I put it on a larger broiling pan and flattened it a bit.
Alton is right!! the meat loaf came out very flavorful and with a crispiness around the edges with plenty of moisture.
Also,check your fat content.The dryness can come from using too low fat of a meat.I wouldn't recommend using all 15% fat ratio for instance.
Also,using tomato paste(contadina) instead of sauce gives lots of flavor.
Let us know what your experiments lead to!
|10-11-2011 01:23 PM|
QUICK AND EASY MEATLOAF
2 lbs. ground chuck
1/2 c. finely chopped onion or 1 envelope onion soup mix
approximately 4" of stacked soda crackers in pkg or a handful of dry oatmeal (about 1/2 cup)
1 can Del Monte Original Style stewed tomatoes
salt & pepper to taste
Mix thoroughly and bake for about 1 hr.
|10-11-2011 11:15 AM|
this is the ONLY meatloaf I will cook/eat....
1.5/2 lbs. very lean ground beef....(I have @ times added some turkey for part of the #'s)
3 to 4 C grated sharp cheddar cheese
1C fine chopped onion
3T worcestershire sauce
3/4 C. ketchup
several slices of bacon
mix all but bacon well & form loaf, (or two small ones to cut cooking time)
put in pan & wrap bacon around meat
350 degree oven for 1 hr...(or depending how ur oven cooks)
I have not made this thru the summer, and my mouth is watering altho I eat very little meat these days
|10-11-2011 09:21 AM|
I wish I could take credit and give credit for this recipe. It's moist, easy, yummy and even my picky eater loves it.
P.S. It goes really well with the mashed potato recipe.
1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 large egg
2/3 cup milk
3 Tablespoons catsup
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Mix the onion soup mix, ground beef, egg and milk together.
3. Form the combination into a well packed loaf shape in a 13 X 9 X 2 loaf pan.
4. Combine the rest of the ingredients and spoon onto the top of the meatloaf.
5. Bake uncovered, for about an hour. When done, take the meatloaf out of the pan and place on a serving plate. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Perfect Mashed Potatoes for Meat loaf
4 pounds yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
salt and pepper
2 cups heavy cream
3 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons chopped chives
1. Put the potatoes into a large pot, add 2 Tablespoons salt, and cover with cold water.
2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain well.
3. Heat the butter and cream in a small saucepan.
4. Mash the potatoes well with a potato masher until smooth and free of chunks.
5. Add the hot cream/butter mixture and season with salt and pepper. Mix well, adding the chives while mixing.
|10-11-2011 09:05 AM|
Given the time of year, I just had to share this link. :) Click through to see how you can make your meat loaf look like... a hand. Eeks!
|10-06-2011 02:37 AM|
Originally Posted by treemom2
Lol, my husband asked me to stop making this because we eat the entire thing. . .it's sooooo, soooo, good!!!
|02-23-2010 05:02 PM|
|kyndmamaof4||I grate veggies in mine..always carrots and onions, but most anything found in the fridge works well. I usually use 97% lean for everything, but for meatloaf, I buy 85/15 gb and to rid myself of the fat that would normally be in the bottom of the pan, I line my loaf pan bottom with slices of bread. It absorbs all that fat that leaks out without it sitting in grease. It makes the biggest difference|
|02-23-2010 03:39 PM|
|Chicky2||When I make meatloaf I like to mix up the meats. Our fav. is goat and pork. Rabbit and turkey is great, too!|
|02-23-2010 09:24 AM|
My family loves meatloaf!
I always make a throw together, no recipe version.
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1/2 cup oats
1 small onion, diced fine
ketchup or chili sauce
salt, pepper, garlic powder
The last 10 minutes, top with a mixture of:
ketchup or chili sauce
|02-23-2010 03:40 AM|
|01-16-2010 01:25 AM|
They cook in half the time of a regular loaf. They are nice for lunch the next day too.
Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
3/4 cup/180 mL finely chopped onion
2/3 cup/150 mL bread crumbs
1/3 cup/75 mL lemon juice
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp/2 mL salt
1/4 tsp/1 mL pepper
2 lb/1 kg lean ground beef
1/2 cup/125 mL Cheddar cheese, grated
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except beef and cheese.
Add the beef. Mix well.
Pack the mixture into 12 muffin cups.
Mound the cheese over each mini-loaf.
Bake for about 45 minutes, or until meatloaves are set and meat is no longer pink inside.
|01-14-2010 07:51 PM|
DH liked it but it was too gourment for him. DS (almost 3) wanted no part of it, which is typical for him. Oh and my cat liked it too!
|11-03-2009 08:44 AM|
1lb ground beef
1 box dried stuffing mix
2 cans of mushroom gravy or the homemade equivalant to this amount
mix the ground beef, stuffing and 1can of gravy together in a bowl. preheat oven to 350, shape meat mixture into mini loaves on a cookie sheet and then top with remaining gravy (reserving some to add on top one cooked) bake until internal temp is 160!!! YUMMY!!!
|11-02-2009 03:28 PM|
I just had to bump this thread
I've had the cajun meatloaf 3x now, and the applesauce meatloaf I'm making again tonight. I've had the curry one that I posted many times.
|06-20-2009 06:03 PM|
|Barefoot~Baker||Ok, we had Pioneer Woman's last night, it's reaaaaally good. I think the applesauce and curry meatloafs are my top faves though!|
|06-02-2009 08:18 PM|
|Barefoot~Baker||We had the applesauce meatloaf for dinner, it is soooooooo delicious!!! Next is Pioneer Woman's...|
|05-23-2009 12:00 PM|
YUM! I just made this one - the only change I made was - I used oats instead of breadcrumbs and I used apple cider vinegar.
So far I haven't tried one I DIDN'T like and that's saying a lot since I typically can't stand meatloaf!
I want to try the pioneer woman's... but man, that is A LOT (and it is just my 3 yo and me.....) I might try to halve that one.
Just had to comment on this applesauce meatloaf - ADDICTIVE!
|04-14-2009 07:35 PM|
|onlyzombiecat||The only meatloaf I like is this-> http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/20...-meatloaf.html|
|04-14-2009 06:48 PM|
|gossamer||I use tomato sauce instead of ketchup because my husband is a diabetic. I also take 1/4 cup of additional tomato sauce and stir in 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of italien seasonings. Let is sit for about 1/2 the bake time of the meatloaf. Then open the oven, pull back the foil and cover with the sauce. Cook the resto fthe way. I also sometimes will take the mixture, xpread it out onto foil or wax paper , spread it out into a rectangle about as wide as my pan. Then layer muenster or mozerella cheese int eh middle, roll up the meat and transfer to meatloaf pan and cook. So every slice has melted goodness in it.|
|04-14-2009 06:09 PM|
Ooh, I have the best meatloaf recipe ever! So moist and tender and flavorful, my kids ask for it all the time. (My husband always begs me to double it - but once, I did, and he ate like, 1/2 a loaf all by himself! So I tell him I won't, just to look out for his colon!)
1 beaten egg
1 1/2 c soft bread crumbs (about 2 slices)
1/2 c applesauce
1/4 c chopped celery (I omit)
2 T minced onion
1 t Dijon mustard
1/2 t salt
Mix all, add 1 lb ground beef, mix thoroughly. Shape into round loaf in 8x8 pan. Make depression in top.
Combine and pour into depression:
1/2 c applesauce
1 T brown sugar
1 1/2 t vinegar
1/2 t dijon mustard
Bake 1 hour at 350. YUM!
|04-13-2009 07:49 PM|
|04-13-2009 07:43 PM|
This meatloaf is insanely good, especially if you are a big fan of curry. I use brown rice :
Black Rice Curried Meatloaf
Makes 8 servings
1/2 cup Black Japonica rice blend or long-grain brown rice
1 cup water
1 small zucchini, shredded using the large holes of a box grater
1 Tbsp expeller-pressed walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped - i hate celery and never put it in
1 Tbsp curry powder - i use "Sharwood's Mild Curry"
2 tsps naturally prepared Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
2 pounds 93%-lean ground beef
1 large egg, beaten
1/3 cup mango chutney, plus more for serving, if desired -
Meatloaf need not be boring or dry — especially when it’s made with wholesome ingredients including fresh, naturally raised beef. This all-natural version is moist with cooked rice and plenty of vegetables. Curry powder gives extra flavor to the meatloaf, and mango chutney spread on top stands in for the traditional ketchup topping.
1. Bring rice and water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer at the lowest bubble until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, 30 to 50 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, squeeze any excess moisture from zucchini. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add onion, celery and zucchini; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in curry powder; cook 1 minute. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and salt until combined. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 15 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet or broiler pan with cooking spray.
4. Spoon the cooked rice onto a clean cutting board and chop the grains into small bits with a large knife. Transfer to the bowl with the vegetables, add ground beef and egg and gently mix until just combined. Place the mixture on the prepared pan and shape into a loaf, about 10 inches by 5 inches. Spread chutney evenly over the top.
5. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf registers 165°F, 1 hour to 1 1/4 hours. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with additional mango chutney, if desired.
|04-13-2009 11:43 AM|
|mamatoablessing||I generally use quick cooking oats (instead of breadcrumbs) and they work just fine. Not sure I've ever used the regualr kind...|
|04-13-2009 11:20 AM|
I've made almost all of these now, you all ROCK! Thanks so much!
One general question - I have been subbing oats for any bread/grain type ingredient. Does it matter if I use quick-cooking or regular oats? So far I've used instant just because I'm trying to use them up (I don't really want to buy them again but had a HUGE thing of them) - but not sure if regular oats would be fine.
And really, my whole view of meatloaf is completely changed now, whew!
|03-09-2009 11:53 PM|
|snowbunny||This is my recipe for meatloaf - we make it pretty frequently. It's studded with vegetables and it's grain-free too.|
|03-09-2009 11:23 PM|
My family loves this cajun style meatloaf - this is the only kind they will eat now. It's got a bit of kick but you can adjust the spices to suit your taste.
|03-09-2009 10:39 PM|
|Pinky Tuscadero||I like to mix in whatever sauces I have handy for variety. One of our favorites is salsa. You can also use crushed tortilla chips instead of whatever other bread/cracker/crumb you might use to give it a yummy taco-y taste.|
|03-09-2009 10:31 PM|
|tinyblackdot||We use the basic meatloaf recipe, and then add shredded carrots and zuchini for added veggies, and then salsa (which is the tomato sauce, bell peppers and onions all in one.) and chedar cheese.|
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