Monday, August 13, 2012

Yummy Meatloaf...

I am NOT a Meatloaf person so it wasn't like I was scrounging around the internet looking for this great recipe for meatloaf when Hello! this easy conglomeration of delicious ingredients fell into my lap. No, I was watching my favorite cooking show, Pioneer Woman, on the Food Network. My Mom was here and since I was and still am all about soft foods (although my mouth is healing from the four wisdom teeth removal surgery--say that ten times fast!) we decided to try this for dinner one night. Oh, it was was very, VERY good!

Here's how it goes:

Meatloaf Ingredients--

  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 bread slices
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salts (such as Lawry's)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 8 to 12 thin bacon slices
Tomato Sauce Ingredients--
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Dash or 2 of hot sauce (more if you like)
  • Dash or 2 Worcestershire sauce
  • For the meatloaf: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Pour the milk over the bread and allow it to soak in for several minutes. Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, salt, some pepper, seasoned salt and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the eggs. With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.
  • Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a foil-lined broiler pan, which will allow the fat from the meat to drain.
  • Lay the bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf to give the meatloaf some support.
  • Next make the tomato sauce: Pour the ketchup into a bowl. Add the brown sugar and dry mustard, and splash in the hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Stir the mixture until well combined. Pour one-third of the sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, and then pour over another one-third of the remaining tomato sauce over the meatloaf. Bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes; the meatloaf should be no longer pink in the middle. Allow to sit 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with the remaining tomato sauce on the side as a dipping sauce.
If you'd like to print out your own recipe you can click HERE. Be sure to catch the show, Pioneer Woman, on Saturday at 11 am ET, 10 am CT. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I cannot wait to try this recipe! I'll let you know what we think of it. :)