OK-This Veggie needs advice on how to make a good Meatloaf!

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    Yeah, I know.

    My sweetie LOVES meat, he is the carnivore for the ages, so it MUST be love!

    Anyway, I want to make him meatloaf, and wondered if the good people of the USMB had a good recipe.

    He doesn't like it 'too bready' and likes things spicy.

    Thanks!
     
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    There isn't one. The clue is in the name. Trust me.
     
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    Oh, wait. You mean a real meat loaf? Not a veggie one?

    In that case, my Mom uses:

    2 parts ground beef, 1 part ground pork, one onion, clove of garlic, a few chopped sage leaves, mustard, tomato paste, breadcrumbs, paprika, salt and pepper.

    It's very yummy
     
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    EZ, mix some bread crumbs in with the ground beef. Not too much though so it isn't bready.

    Add a can of tomato sauce for every pound of meat you use, save a little in a can though. Mix in some minced garlic. I don't know an exact amount, I usually use about a Tbsp or 2 per lb. Splash some worcestershire sauce in, salt and pepper, and mix it until it's all blended together. Shape it into a loaf on a baking pan, coat the top with the sauce you saved, and bake at 350 for about 75 minutes.

    That's the same recipe i use when I make stuffed peppers but I also add white rice into the mixture when I make peppers.
     
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    How big? I make mine thusly:
    2 lbs lean ground sirloin in a bowl. I add a raw egg, about a cup of breading or you can use stovetop dressing with or without the spices that are included OR you can toast your own bread then crumble it up OR if push comes to shove, regular crackers crumbled. Salt, pepper, garlic a splash of worchestershire sauce. Mix and blend with hands. If you like onions, add diced in the mixture. The egg holds it all together. If hubby likes spice, maybe some diced jalapenos or cayene pepper. Once it's all blended, make a big ball. Flop it in a casserole dish or bread pan (depends on how thick you want it once cooked). I usually use a square cake pan. Lightly grease pan with olive oil first then wipe with paper towel. It will get a little greasy from the meat. Then smear catsup on top. Slap in oven and bake til there is no pink in the middle (kinda like a cake).
     
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    oh yeah, gotta add the pork.

    another variation would be to replace 1 part beef with 1 part lamb or veal. or even venison.

    I also like coating it during the last 1/2 hour or so with a good BBQ sauce, or even a thicker steak sauce like Peter Lugers. dont add too early or it might scorch.
     
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    1 lb ground sirloin
    1 lb ground turkey (dark, not white)
    1 can (10 oz) tomato sauce
    1 cup quaker oats
    1 egg
    dash of worcester
    3/4 cup onion flakes
    black pepper, a little hot sauce, some red pepper, toss in whatever other seasonings you like (i throw i a little tarragon and rosemary)

    mix the above together. put in loaf pan leaving about half inch around
    pour a little red wine to about 1/3 up the side of the loaf pan drop in a couple of drops of gravy master

    cook at 350 for 90 minutes.

    (no pork in meat loaf...

    sorry, del and marty)
     
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    Similar to the recipes that others have posted.

    I use part beef (a mix of 93% lean and 80% lean) and the meatloaf meat mix they sell (I think it's beef/pork/veal). I mix in breadcrumbs and an egg and season w/garlic, onion powders, pepper and salt and mix in a can of tomato soup. Yes, tomato soup. You can reserve some for the top or open a new can and about 1/2 through cooking coat the top.

    Cook at 350 for 50 minutes or so.

    Meatloaf isn't one of my favs (could be that I hurled it up when pregnant with the boy heh) but when I do make it I usually make baked spuds. But it's really good with baked sweet potatoes. Something about the tanginess of the tomato soup combined with the sweetness of those potatoes . . . pretty damn good.
     
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    my mom made hers with just beef. i loved it. :)
     

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