The Ultimate Meatloaf
I am not going to beat around the bush on this one, but this meatloaf is the best, seriously. Growing up, I was never one for the meatloaf. I mean, what is the meatloaf anyway but a breadpan full of meat with ketchup slathered on top, a mix of vegetables, and breadcrumbs, right? Having grown, I have learned to love the meatloaf, in particular, the one I am going to discuss below. If you are truly looking for comfort, then come on in.
- Nearly 1/2 pound each of ground beef, ground pork, ground veal
- 1/2 cup of diced yellow onion
- 1/2 tsp of dried basil
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 tsp of black pepper
- 3 cloves of fresh garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tbs worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 3 pieces of white bread, crust removed, torn into small pieces
- Your favorite barbecue sauce
Cook time: 1 hour 25 minutes
First preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all of your ingredients, with the exception of the bbq sauce. Get in there, get dirty and greasy from the meat. Once combined, add to your bread/loaf pan which is typically 5×9. Shape into the pan, then add your sauce to the top, roughly a half cup. I used a honey chipotle sauce. Place in the oven for nearly one hour and 25 minutes.
Once cooked, remove from the oven and let it cool for roughly five minutes. In the meantime, warm up more of the bbq sauce. Remove the loaf to a serving dish, and drizzle the sauce on the top. Serve with your favorite sides. I served mine with mashed potatoes. Trust me, this one is really delicious.
Your meatloaf would reach the heights of perfection, if you added either sauteed poblano or sauteed green or red pepper, as well as a bit of sauteed garlic…Also, a bit of sauce, like chili sauce, add to the mix is a flavor plus idea…My meatloaf creates more enthusiasm then if I were to serve a prime rib, so I know that I must be doing something right! Okay,Okay…I’m feeling generous…I’ll give it all away…The addition of small cubed sharp cheddar puts it over the moon….
Nancy – that sounds great. I love poblano poblanos, and cheese. Good work.