Saturday, June 2, 2012

Trisha Yearwood's Meatloaf

Most people have one meatloaf recipe that they make every time, maybe it was their mom's or grandmother's.  Well I can't ever remember my mom making meatloaf-- I don't even think I ever ate meatloaf until I was an adult, so I don't have that one perfect recipe for meatloaf.  Every time I just try a new recipe, sure they were all good, but I'm still looking for that one perfect recipe.

I've tried a few of Trisha Yearwood's recipes, her Crock Pot Pork Loin, Chicken Pizza, and Baked Spaghetti.  All were good, so I figured I should give her meatloaf a try.


Trisha's meatloaf really is "down-home" cooking--no thrills.  No balsamic vinegar, no Sriracha--the way my mom's meatloaf would taste, well if she ever cooked meatloaf.  And it was good, the flavors were even better as leftovers the next day.  But I think I prefer my meatloaf with a ketchup glaze over the top, so I will try it again, but with a squeeze of ketchup over the top.

Trisha Yearwood's Meatloaf
adapted from Georgia Cooking In an Oklahoma Kitchen by Trisha Yearwood

2 lbs lean ground beef
20 saltine crackers, crumbled 
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbs yellow mustard
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 medium onion, finely chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl gently mix all the ingredients.  Shape the mixture into two loaves and place side by side crosswise in a 9x13-inch pan.  Bake for 1 hour, or until they are well browned.  Transfer to a platter and let cool slightly before slicing. 

To complete the meal, Hash Brown Casserole, sauteed green beans, and Cypress Inn Bran Muffins.

14 comments:

  1. This looks like really good meatloaf, but I vote for a ketchup glaze too. It just adds an extra layer of flavor.And I love meatloaf sandwiches-hope you had enough leftovers to make some!

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  2. These meatloaves of yours really look delicious! I would love to try making them too seeing they require only few ingredients!:D

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  3. This sure looks hearty, delicious and satisfying!

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  4. I love a good meatloaf. I'm glad I'm not alone; a lot of people don't like it. I have planned to make my saucy meatloaf one day this week.

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  5. I've got three meatloaf recipes I make. My mom's, which is similar to this one with the salteens, one from Chef Paul Prodhomme, a cajun version which is fabulous and a recipe from 1770 Restaurant that I found on Ina Garten show. All of them so good that I alternate recipes.

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  6. wait! you prefer it w ketchup glaze after you MADE me make the Railroad Meatloaf that had none??? Sheesh.

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    1. lol...the railroad meatloaf was my favorite, but I still wish it had some ketchup on it.

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  7. Like you, I have never discovered the perfect meatloaf recipe. I think its the type of recipe that needs to be worked until its just they way you like it.

    I prefer a ketchup glaze too.

    Happy weekend to you.

    Velva

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  8. I like to try different versions of meatloaf but yeah, I do have my go to recipe. Of course, the best part of meatloaf is the left over meatloaf sandwich.

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  9. I like gravy with my meatloaf. Brown gravy. Yum. This recipe looks good. May have to give it a try.

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    1. Gravy sounds good, I've gotta try it.

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  10. Meatloaf is one of those things I never use a recipe for - just sort of - make it. The addition of the saltine crackers would make my husband dance. (He doesn't dance.)

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  11. This does look really good, but I agree that I would drizzle a little ketchup on top. I like that she uses saltines.

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