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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

You just HAVE to try this recipe


I  had an "a-ha" moment in the kitchen yesterday.  Ever had one of those?  I was getting ready to make a new meatloaf recipe (below) and I didn't have dry bread crumbs.  So I almost just didn't make it....then it came to me----toast the bread, then you will have dry bread crumbs. DUH!!!
Do you have an "a-ha" moment you can share?



This meatloaf recipe is the very best I have ever tasted.  This recipe was given to my daughter, Mandie (21),  from a friend who worked at a "up-scale" hotel. She got it from the chef.  When my husband tasted it he said, "This is even better than mine."  He thinks he makes the greatest meatloaf.  My meatloaf, on the other hand, was never a big hit.  Always tasteless and dry....but no more

2 pounds  ground beef
3/4 Cup chopped onion
1/2 Cup chopped pepper
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 Cups dry bread crumbs
3 eggs
1 Cup parmesan cheese
3/4 Cup marinara sauce
1/3 Cup milk
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
2 Tablespoons worcesterhire sauce
2 Tablespoons A-1 sauce
2 flashes tabasco sauce

Mix all ingredients well.  Shape into 2 loaf pans.

Glaze:
1/2 Cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cider vinegar

Spread glaze over each loaf.

Bake 350 degrees for 55- 60 minutes

I baked one and froze the other.  I wrapped the one I froze in several layers of plastic wrap and one layer of tin foil.
I want to try this with ground turkey, too

Please share one of your great recipe finds!  I'm always looking for new recipes to try :)

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9 comments:

  1. Dear Cindy, If you are ever stuck again on the breadcrumbs,try oatmeal. That is what I use instead. You might have to increase your milk a little but it is very good. Also I use maple syrup with the ketchup and a touch of dried mustard and vinegar. If you want to try the turkey, I would go half and half with the ground beef first. Just a thought. turkey doesn't have a huge amount of flavor like beef in a mix. Margaret

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  2. Thank you, Margaret for the tip about oatmeal. Now that I've made this recipe as written, I will feel more comfortable 'tweaking' it a bit :)

    Thanks, Mandie, for sharing the recipe !!!

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  3. hahahaha, oh Mom, your meatloaf was always so gross...sorry. I hope that this one is better then the one you made us growing up ;)

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  4. I sure am going to try this...sounds really good and if your kids liked it, it MUST be good. Mine is usually okay, but I never make it the same way every time because I have no real recipe for it.

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  5. Well, thanks Sam. Next time tell me what you really think :)
    Come home and I will make you the best meatloaf you've EVER had!

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  6. Looks yummy. I will have to try it. My grandmother always used regular bread just torn into little pieces, not dry or toasted at all. It makes the meatloaf very moist.

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  7. Lindsey, this meatloaf was the most moist I have EVER tasted.

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  8. Dear Cindy, If you are ever stuck again on the breadcrumbs,try oatmeal. That is what I use instead. You might have to increase your milk a little but it is very good. Also I use maple syrup with the ketchup and a touch of dried mustard and vinegar. If you want to try the turkey, I would go half and half with the ground beef first. Just a thought. turkey doesn't have a huge amount of flavor like beef in a mix. Margaret

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