Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A Brief on Meatloaf

All That Was Left
I was inspired to make this recipe. It's basis is a recipe from a jar of A-1 Sauce. I have made some improvements.

2 pounds of ground beef
3/4 c. oatmeal
1 whole onion, finely diced
8 fl. oz. can tomato sauce
2 whole eggs
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 tbs. dehydrated bell pepper flakes
1 tbs. onion powder
1 tbs. garlic, fresh, minced
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tbs. ketchup
1 tbs. smoked paprika
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. MSG

In a mixing cup, put the tomato sauce, eggs, and all the spices and parsley except for the ketchup and paprika. This must sit 20 minutes for the bell pepper flakes to reconstitute. In a small bowl (ramekin), mix the ketchup and paprika.

After marinating the bell pepper flakes, dice the onion, and chop the parsley. Add the oatmeal to the meatloaf. That is sprinkle it over the meat and into the bowl. Add the onion and mix with your hands. I wear latex gloves for this step. After the oatmeal in well incorporated, add the tomato sauce mixture. Work this in well, until the meat forms a cohesive mass.

Put the meatloaf in a meatloaf pan and pre-heat the oven to 425° (220° C.). Paint the top of the loaf with the ketchup. Bake 60 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover and rest 10 minutes before serving.