Thursday, February 4, 2010

Challenge 6: Meatloaf!


I have to admit. I was a little leery of this recipe because there is bacon on it. Bacon on a meatloaf? It just seemed a little weird to me. But I went with it.


Here's my bread soaking in milk. Sop Sop Sop it up!


The rest of the ingredients were thrown into a bowl and I got to mixin'. With my hands! Ground beef, parsely, parmesan cheese, the milk soaked bread, eggs, salt, season salt and pepper and....I strayed from the recipe and added an onion. I'm sorry. I just can't imagine a meatloaf without an onion. It's just sinful to think about.

Sorry, PDUB.

Forgive me?


Now isn't that appetizing? I am very anti meatloaf in a bread pan because it can just never get crispy! And I love my meatloaf ends. So I flattened it and made it wide.


Here goes the bacon! We didn't realize it when we bought it, but we chose "thick sliced" bacon. I won't do that again.


This topping (tomato gravy, as PW calls it), is exactly like the one my Mom always makes. Which is what I always make, too. So, I was very happy with that, because it's simply the best.


I covered the loaf in the topping and popped it in the oven for about an hour and 15. Mmmmmm.....!


It turned out wonderfully! It was SO delicious. I kind of feel like the bacon was kind of pointless being there, but that may just be me. But everything else was fabulous.

If you don't like meatloaf, I bet you'll like this one.


Brandi said...

Sounds delicious! I have to have onion in my meatloaf too...and I also put mustard in the mix! It gives it a very nice flavor. By the way, what are those round things in the bowl?

olivethenews said...

Thanks for sharing your cooking challenge recipe reviews. My husband and I are not eating out at all for the entire month of February. I needed a few new recipes ideas!

bride4life said...

If you put parchment paper down will really help with the clean-up. When I put paper down first...I usually spray a little PAM on the paper to help it not stick.

Veronica said...

I use an onion also! Helps with the moisture!! I also flatten my loaf then add ham and swiss cheese and roll it back up sealing the ends! DELISH!! Just another variation for you! ;-)

d said...

I agree with bride4life! Parchment paper saves time on cleaning :)

one of nettie's girls said...

Bacon IS the point of all existence!!!

Miss M! said...

I'm with you - meatloaf needs onion. It's just the way it should be!

(Brandi, I think the round things are spoonfuls of brown sugar.)

LG missionary said...

I'm not a huge bacon fan (unless it's cooked very crispy), so don't think I would like that part. But I would like for Curt to try this and see if he would like it. He hates meatloaf but I love it. (No surprise there; huh?)

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I just ordered this cookbook! :) You inspired me! :)

Katy and Chris said...

We've made PW's meatloaf a few times already. BIG fan. Might have to take your advice and add an onion, though.

Jen said...

This is the first recipe we tried from the cookbook. (Spencer actually cooked the whole thing by himself!) It was delicious!!!