Meatloaf

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Wow! This holiday season just flew by. I can hardly believe 2018 is already here. For the first meal of the new year that I’d be cooking, I decided on comfort food … meatloaf. My Dad loved meatloaf, it was his favorite meal. He always said “the best beef is ground.” My Mom loves steak. That is her favorite meal … steak and a baked potato. Tonight, I made a bit of her favorite meal, the baked potato and a bit of my dad’s favorite meal, the meatloaf. As I start to write this post, I wish you could smell the aroma coming from my kitchen. It smells so good in here, I can hardly wait for dinner.

I started with a pound each of ground beef and ground pork.

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(My Dad preferred his meatloaf with ground beef only (no ground anything else for him, straight up ground beef … like a big hamburger, the way my mom and her mom – my grandma – made it.) My mom tells me that when my Grandma would call and say she was making a meatloaf and ask whether they’d want to come to dinner, the answer was most definitely “yes!” That was the way to my Dad’s heart. Meatloaf and chocolate chip cookies. Actually, he loved anything my mom would make for dinner. He was always most appreciative.

To the two pounds of meat, I added kosher salt, pepper, eggs, sweet, yellow onion, panko bread crumbs, fresh, minced rosemary, dijon mustard and worstershire sauce.

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I then mixed everything together lightly with a fork and formed it into a loaf on a baking sheet.

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I placed the meatloaf into a preheated 375 degree oven for one hour. I can honestly say this was the most moist meatloaf I’ve ever made. Dennis also said it was definitely the most tasty. Dennis will be having this again for lunch tomorrow and there is enough left that he can add it to the pasta I’m making, if he so chooses.

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef (80/20)

1 pound ground pork

1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 small sweet yellow onion, diced

2 eggs

1-1/2 tablespoons fresh, minced rosemary

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/4 cup dijon mustard

1/8 cup Worstershire sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place meat in a large bowl.
  3. Add salt, pepper, eggs, rosemary, breadcrumbs, mustard and Worstershire to meat and mix lightly with a fork.
  4. Place meat on a large baking sheet and form into a loaf.
  5. Bake for 1 hour.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

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