Saturday, February 23, 2008

Meat Loaf

Remember your Aunt Brenda's meat loaf that was made of leftover ground beef, tomato paste, canned mushroom soup and those creepy fried onion sticks? Slathered with ketchup and served with a delicious vegetable medley straight from the 3 for a dollar section of the grocery store freezer?

Well things don't have to be that way. unless you're really nostalgic for biting into dry beef with giant chunks of green pepper and peas in it.

Get some sausage in there, ricotta cheese, wrap it in pancetta, hell you could make BBQ chicken meat loaf, cheesesteak meat loaf with whiz all over it, mexican meat loaf wrapped in tortillas and deep fried (uh.. let me know if this works)... It's just as easy as Aunt Brenda's. Basically mix some meat & junk together, mold it into a brick and put it in the oven. Just make sure there's some good stuff in there to keep it moist & delicious -eggs, milk, panko breadcrumbs, cheese, foie gras, fatback, whatever.

Serve that with a salad and you're good to go. Wedge of lettuce chopped into quarters with some herbs & stuff thrown on top, olive oil & lemon juice. salt.


Becky said...

I looooove meatloaf. I make turkey meatloaf, but always add a little bit of butter to the mix for moisture and flavor. Then I glaze it with a mixture of ketchup and brown sugar and broil it for the last minute or so, so it gets all caramelized. Other than that, its probably real close to Aunt Brenda's recipe but i still love it

hawk krall said...

whoa, butter? sounds like a good idea. some restaurants put big slabs of butter in the middle of their burgers, comes out real good. aunt brenda meat loaf can be good too, mostly its the ones with the canned slimy mushrooms and leftover peas inside that make me cringe.