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Thread: Why does meatloaf get a bum rap?

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    We love meatloaf at our house so I thought I'd share a terrific way to make meatloaf with you!

    Make your regular meatloaf mixture...everybody's is a bit different, but instead of making a loaf, pat the meat mixture out to about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick on waxed paper or plastic wrap, in a rectangle shape.
    Spread the top with 1/4 to 1/3 cup of tomato sauce, then a layer of thin sliced pepperoni (I get 1/4 lb thinly sliced at the deli- sandwich pepperoni), next, a nice layer, about a cup, of shredded mozzerella cheese.
    Now, sprinkle on a couple of handfuls of bread crumbs or cracker crumbs. This holds the cheese in when it melts!
    Roll up from the narrow end, jelly-roll style - tuck everything in, place in your baking pan, top with sauce, and bake as usual.

    I promise - if your family like pepperoni pizza, you will not have leftovers!! Serve with noodles and extra sauce!!! Yum, Yum, Yum...I promise!

    Now, Please, share your favorite Meatloaf recipe. Is anyone else really creative with this "Tried and True" favorite?

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    OK, I'll be the first to admit that I HATE meatloaf. That said, yours sounds not only edible but delicious!! :lol: :lol:

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    Your recipe sounds delicious! I put bbq sauce in my meat.My family loves it. I also tried meat loaf with chicken chopped meat. Little difference in flavor from red. But so much healthier and it tastes great!

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    I love meatloaf any way, shape or form :D:D as long as it isn't dried out :lol:

    I will have to try your recipe the next time my grands come to visit :D:D:D

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    I think it gets a bad review because often it is dried out and tasteless. I LOVE meatloaf with mashed taters and carrots. What a comfor food.

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    I love meatloaf - mostly the homemade kind. I make mine with an easy recipe: 1 lb ground chuck, 1 egg, and stovetop stuffing. Mix and put into oven.

    a good basic recipe can be varied easily. :)

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    I mix half hamburger half italian sausage.....Half of my family LOVES it and half HATES It (meatloaf in general)! LOL...I will eat it now since some of my family likes it...but I didn;t like it as a kid...so I don't know...I guess it is an aquired taste...and I can't say that I crave it or anything..but I will eat it.

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    We love it here, even the left overs! Your recipe sounds really great, Thanks!

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    I love meatloaf. Different recipies are interesting but I always go.....simple meatloaf. Bless you for posting this. I might try it.

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    I love meatloaf and if I haven't had it for a while I will crave it, with mashed potatoes and corn, gravy is good also.
    I only use the recipe on the Quaker Oatmeal canister and add some worchestershire sauce or steak sauce, sometimes. I do not like ketchup on the top. I never bake it as a loaf, always bake in a 13x9" cake pan, cook faster than a loaf.

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    Meatloaf gets a bum rap cause he can't sing worth a hoot!!!

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    My mom's is my favorite and I have raised my family on it.
    1 pound hamb.
    1 onion diced
    1 egg
    1 sleeve saltines crushed
    1/4c ketchup

    mix and put in ungreased baking pan
    bake at 350 degrees for 45 mins.
    Pour ketchup on the top and spread.
    Place back in oven about 10 to 15 mins more
    Serve


    Ham Loaf Love this one!

    I sometimes use this sauce on top of my meatloaf instead of this meatloaf recipe.

    2 LBS GROUND HAM
    2 LBS GROUND PORK
    1 LBS GROUND CHUCK
    3 EGGS
    3 CUPS GRAHAM CRACKERS CRUSHED
    2 CUPS OF MILK


    COMBINE IN LARGE BOWL USE C TO FORM BALLs or put the
    meatloaf in a baking dish


    SAUCE

    2 CANS TOMATO SOUP
    C. VINEGAR
    2 C. BROWN SUGAR
    2 tsp. DRY MUSTARD

    PROBABLY DOUBLE THE SAUCE

    BAKE 350 DEGREES FOR ONE HOUR

    WILL KEEP TWO WEEKS IN THE FRIDGE OR FREEZE

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    My aunt uses cream of mushroom in place of ketchup in the meatloaf and on top. It is yummy that way too!

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    i made it once, i hated it. I wont do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Meatloaf gets a bum rap cause he can't sing worth a hoot!!!
    :lol: :lol:

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    I don't mind meatloaf - but my husband made it with a boiled egg in the middle! ICK!! I tease him about it all the time. I think it might be some old German tradition :)

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    Oh, that sounds like something I would like, probably not DH's type though.

    But if I cook it, well, tough!

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    I don't know why they malign it in the movies. I love it. Jim loves the way I make mine. Can't get enough.

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    Nothing is better than a cold meatloaf sandwich. I agree about the mashed potatoes, too. I think I've got one frozen in the freezer. This is making me hungry.

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    As my daughter would say "Im not going to eat that!!" Folding arms under chest.. :)

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    I always took the meat mixture and made it into patties and fried them like hamburgers and my kids never knew the difference. They so hate meatloaf. They just think I made a doctored up version of a hamburger. Now shh don't you all tell them. They won't eat it if you do. LOL

    Missy

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Meatloaf gets a bum rap cause he can't sing worth a hoot!!!
    I love Meatloaf's singing! Paradise by the Dashboard Light is one of my favorites, I Would do anything for love (but I won't do that!)

    Bat Out of Hell is a great album! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Everyone in our family loves meatloaf! I'm gonna try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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    Sounds yimmy! I never understood why people were anti-meatloaf either. My Mom and Dad make great meatloaf and I have always liked it.

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    I like meatloaf as well. I like it made with beef, but I now make it with ground turkey meat. I use egg,green pepper, onion, catsup or bbq sauce. Shape into a loaf or just make individual patties and simmer them on med/low top stove with a top on the skillet, turning them a couple times. They really are good. If making the loaf, I bake in the oven at 350 for about an hour.

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