HELLO STRANGER! I’ve ignored you, I hope you’ll forgive me. See I have been busy with my very last finals. As of today there are 13 days till I graduate, but in between today and then I have four very intense finals. I haven’t been around and I won’t be till then as much as the kitchen calls to me. But oh! The delicious things I have to share: fresh fruit leather, slow roasted lamb, strawberry rhubarb tart, sunshine muffins! I can’t wait. Here is a little something to tide you over…
What could possibly be more quintessential of domestic bliss than a good meatloaf. It is definitive comfort food, your belly cant help but feel warm afterwards. I wasn’t always of this opinion. In fact I had never had meatloaf until two years ago at my now mother-in-laws, and I would never eat another. I’ve researched other recipes, and they just don’t cut it. Trust me, this recipe has survived generations! Devour now.
David’s Grandmothers Meatloaf
What You Need:
Per meatloaf/per loaf pan.
1 lb. ground chuck or ground round
1/2 lb. sausage
l lightly beaten egg
1 c. milk
1/2 c. saltine cracker crumbs/croutons (put crackers in zip-lock sandwich bag and crush into approx 1/4″-1/2″ crumbs)
1 med white or yellow (Spanish) onion, chopped
1 Tbs. chopped green pepper
1 Tbs. horseradish
1 Tbs. ketchup
1 1/2 tsp. Nature’s Seasoning or 1/2 tsp. salt + 1/2 tsp. pepper + 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Worchestershire Sauce
1 tsp. sugar
2 Tbs. Red Pepper Flakes
What You Need To Do:
Combine meat ingredients in a Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer. Combine loaf ingredients in saucepan . Stir well and bring to a simmer. IMMEDIATELY remove from heat and add to meat mixture. Bake in loaf pan @ 350 for 30 mins. Drain any liquid from pan and return to oven for an additional 30 mins. Drain any liquid from pan. Top with “HOMADE CHILI SAUCE, (or a spicy chili based sauce of your choosing), sprinkle with Red Pepper Flakes and return to oven for 20 additional minutes. Let rest 10 mins.
before slicing. ENJOY!
Note: This can be frozen before it goes into the oven to use another date.
NOW THE BOOKS!