Friday, March 8, 2013

the one where i make meatloaf

We've made a concentrated effort to eat at home significantly more than we eat out anywhere. This is going well, for the most part. K picked up a few tacos on his way home last night and he ended up talking to one of the waitresses about breastfeeding and they said, "See you tomorrow!" so maybe it's not going as well as it should!

But, here's a fantastic recipe for meatloaf. Meatloaf is meaty and loafy so you kind of either like it or you don't. And everyone has a recipe they swear is more delicious than the one you normally eat. This is my version of that! It's based on The Pioneer Woman's Favorite Meatloaf. It's slightly modified to save a little cash and a little grease.


1 cup milk
4-6 slices of white bread (I use 4 of Texas Toast because I like making meatloaf sandwiches on Texas Toast with the leftovers)
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 heaping cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
1 bunch minced parsley
4 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp dry mustard (or a squirt of yellow mustard)
Tabasco to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2.  Pour the milk over the slices of bread. Let sit for several minutes.
3. Add the meat, parmasan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, and eggs to the bowl with the milk soaked bread. Mix together thoroughly. Clean hands work the best!
4. Form the mixture into a loaf and put it on a broiler pan.
5. Spread about 1/3 of the sauce on top. Bake for 45 minutes at 350. Spread an additional 1/3 of the sauce on top and bake 15 more minutes. Save the last 1/3 for dipping after the meatloaf is done.
6. Serve! It is delicious with something cheesy on the side or classic mashed potatoes too!

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