While still on the quest to find affordable housing, we are definitely using up every thing in the freezer and pantry. So here’s a meatloaf recipe to add a little flavor to a simple dish. For years we had a recipe for meatloaf that used wheat germ in it. It was tasty but had a number of after effects, so I’ve worked a different version that’s a little less unbinding.
This one like many recipes is not written in stone. I probably would have added onions, that had been sautéed, if we had them. The amounts of ingredients are also subject to interpretation, the bread crumbs could vary quite a bit, it’s really all about cooking by “eye”. You could also vary the meat by adding ground pork or veal into the mix. Feel free to experiment.
Ingredients for Meatloaf
- 2 #’s ground beef fairly lean
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 1 Tbs garlic salt
- 1 Tbs pepper
- 3 -4 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup ketchup
- 3 – 6+ cups Italian style Panko bread crumbs
- ¼ – ½ cup BBQ Sauce
Directions for Meatloaf
Mix the beef, eggs, milk, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup thoroughly. Begin to add the Panko bread crumbs and combine, continue until you have slightly moist not wet mixture that holds together well.
Place into a loaf pan and press to even out. Pour a layer of BBQ sauce about ¼ of an inch thick over the top. Bake for 50 – 60 minutes in a 350° oven. When done remove from oven and let sit to rest for a few minutes before slicing.
Be adventurous try adding finely diced carrots, or diced green chilies, celery, diced pepper of any color, sautéed onions the list goes on.
It’s beef………..so I’m moooooved to give it 5 paws
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