March 6, 2012

Yummy Meatloaf

Tuesday, March 6th is Town Meeting Day in Vermont, and I have it off from work.  Town Meeting Day is the day that citizens of VT gather in their town to vote for local officials, approve budgets and address other local town business.  Really though, it seems to be more about socializing.  Since there is also no school on Town Meeting Day, the meeting in our town is held at the elementary school.  It is kinda nice - there's always a big dinner and they always seem to get a good turnout.

Not everyone gets the day off, however, I have always had it off and once again I am not attending the town meeting.  Is that bad???  I need to make the trip into town to do some much needed shopping.  I always seem to be tied up on the weekends lately, so it will be nice to have the day off during the week.  Gotta love Vermont!

This is my meatloaf recipe.  Meatloaf is one thing my family seems to really like, and this is my go-to recipe. However, it is fun to play with it and add whatever I may have in my fridge that needs to be used up. Sometimes I'll throw in mushrooms, roasted red pepper....once I even threw in plum sauce (which actually turned out very good). I don't think you can really go wrong with meatloaf. Especially on a cold winter day with a side of mashed potatoes and corn - YUM!  And hey, it's a perfect meal for Town Meeting Day :)

Little B's Meatloaf

1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground veal
1/2 lb ground pork
3/4 cup minced onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1 tbsp grated horseradish
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 eggs beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup grated Parmesan
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/4 ketchup

Preheat oven to 400. In a large bowl, add all ingredients and combine gently. Grease (or spray with cooking spray) a 9x5 loaf pan & gently shape meat and put in to pan. Top with glaze (see below). Bacon on top is yummy too. Cook for about an hour, or until fully cooked through. Let set for 10 minutes after removing from oven before cutting.

For glaze: combine 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp hot sauce, 1/4 tsp Worcestshire sauce, 1 tbsp butter, and 1/8 cup brown sugar in small sauce pan and simmer for 5 minutes.


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  2. Delicious meatloaf, so juicy and perfect! It was very popular on RecipeNewZ and now it's posted on our Facebook page: One more feature for you! Congratulations and have a great weekend :-)

  3. I followed the entire recipe except did 1lb beef and 1lb sausage, no veal. Turned out fabulous!

    1. Mmmm, sounds yummy - glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for posting :)

  4. Excellent recipe, I cut the recipe in half and used ground beef and pork and baked it in a muffin tin to make individual portions. Thanks for sharing this recipe:)

  5. I found this recipe via Pinterest and made it tonight and OMG. It was delicious. I will definitely be making this again in the near future.

    1. Thank you for commenting & I'm so glad you liked it! It's a favorite in our house :)

  6. Hmmm looks so yummy! Allow me to share this to my pinterest board and so that I can try it later. It seems like an easy yet delicious looking recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Hope you try & love it as much as we do! Thanks for stopping by and commenting ☺