Monday, January 31, 2011

Random Question #17

It's nearly time for dinner at our house, and I know what I'm making tonight...


photo from myrecipes.com


RQ: What do you put in your meatloaf?

30 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

Ketchup!!

Diane said...

Gotta have a little bit of mustard. Yummy zing!!! :O)

Janna Qualman said...

My favorite ingredients, if I have them all, are:

worchestershire sauce
shredded parmesan
finely chopped small potato (for filler and bulk)
finely chopped french fried onions
fresh cracked sea salt
fresh cracked pepper (a fave!)
a few Tbs beer

YUM!

Janna Qualman said...

Mustard, ooh. I've never tried that. Will think about it!

Karen Lange said...

I make it several different ways. The other night, I made it from the recipe in my Betty Crocker Cookbook. Sometimes, though, I use Italian dressing and Italian breadcrumbs, plus most of the usual stuff like an egg and a little bit of milk. You know, my life, it's just living on the edge all the time...:P

Tabitha Bird said...

worchestershire sauce. LOTS of it :)

Jules said...

All of your ingredients plus a cheese center :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Oh my gosh, now I have to admit something. I have NEVER made meatloaf before in my life. I think it's because I didn't like it much as a child. It's not that I don't cook, I cook plenty of other things. Just...not meatloaf. Hmm...I might just have to try a better recipe :)

Sarah Forgrave said...

I'm normally not a huge meatloaf fan, but my mom's version is delish. Egg, pepper, onion powder, Worcestershire, crushed saltines mixed with the meat. Then top it with a sauce made with ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and vinegar.

Linda Hoye said...

I'm not a meatloaf fan but I purchased one from Top Foods last week (Gerry has had his eye on it) and it wasn't bad.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

I've never made meatloaf... but I remember my mom always put ketchup in it and it was so good!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I've tried syrup before--real maple syrup. It turned out...not bad.

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~ Wendy

Liza said...

Worchestershire, brown sugar, ketchup, onion.

Capri K said...

My Grandmother's prize winning meatloaf from our old church cook book.
1 1/2 lb ground beef
3/4 c. oats
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 c. tomato juice
1 egg beaten

Combine all ingredients, pack in lg loaf pan, bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 degrees
Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Nothing fancy, but YUMMO!

Jeanette Levellie said...

I should write an article about the great meatloaf wars at the Levellie household. In fact, thanks for the idea...

When we were first married, I taught Mr. L. how to make meatloaf, the way my mother taught me: one lb. of ground beef, an egg or two to fluff it up, breadcrumbs, onion, celery, and seasoning. Nothing fancy, but when it hits your tonuge, you're glad to be alive right now.

Mr. makes his first meatloaf. It's a hit. He tries adding soy sauce and other condiments known only to himself. More applause. He gets up at 5 am the next time he's due to cook his now famoud ml, and sits with his chef hat on as he crumbs the bread as fine as a high note on the violin, just to show off. Raves and reveiws in "Meatloaf for the Stars" magazine.

My mother's recipe has long ago gone to the recipe book in the sky. If I try to make meatloaf, the protests can be heard in D.C.

Moral of story: Teach your husband to cook only if you can tolerate the one-upper monster. Your marriage will never be the same!

Happy you opened this Janna-doras's box?

Susan R. Mills said...

My husband won't eat meatloaf so we never have it. Dang, that looks good though.

septembermom said...

Tomato sauce and paremesan cheese and celery for crunch!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

GARLIC!!!! It must be fresh though, minced, and slightly sauteed before it is added. I use four cloves and think that it gives a great depth of flavor.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Melissa Gill said...

I had no idea there were so many ways to make meatloaf. It sounds like a good cold weather food.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Tomato sauce, parsley, basil, garlic, onion, eggs, bread crumbs, and a bit of oregano. :)

thedomesticfringe said...

Sadly I make it differently ever time. I've never made it well enough to save the recipe. I like it, but it's definitely not my specialty. Come to think of it, not much is! I actually screwed up a can of condensed soup last week. I only had to add a can of water and heat. I forgot the water.
-FringeGirl

Jessica Nelson said...

It feels like forever since I visited!
I love to put cheese in my meatloaf. Yum!

The Hat Chick said...

Excellent! Didn't know what to make for supper tonight. I'm using some of these ideas.

Robyn Campbell said...

Tomato sauce, vinegar and brown sugar, salt, pepper. HOLY MOLEY, BATMAN. a FEAST FIT FOR A KING. :)

Jill Kemerer said...

I have the best recipe--courtesy of Weber Grill restaurant. You bake the meatloaf, let it cool, slice it, and grill it!! Yum!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

I love meatloaf, though no one ever taught me how to make it, so I add finely chopped onions and red bell peppers. It tastes good enough to me :)

Linda Hoye said...

So, I might become a meatloaf convert after reading some of these ideas....

Deb Shucka said...

Sausage and italian seasonings. You've made me hungry!

Linda Hoye said...

I'm back...and I'm not sure why I can't stop thinking about meatloaf! I am going shopping for some tomato sauce, parmesan, and celery to try septembermom's recipe tonight!

Janna Qualman said...

And I want to make it again! I see lots of things I want to try. And it sounds delish already. If I had more hamburger...