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Grocery Stores that sell meatloaf mix?

msjess Jun 16, 2010 03:19 PM

I am making spaghetti and meatballs for father's day. The meatball recipe calls for meatloaf mix 1/3 ground beef, 1/3 ground pork 1/3 ground veal. Do you know of any stores in the DC/MD area that sell the mix or barring that,ground veal? Only source I can think of is smith meadow farms sometimes sells ground veal.

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    reiflame Jun 20, 2010 07:26 PM

    The Germantown Amish market sells it.

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      cappie Jun 20, 2010 07:25 PM

      Sniders in Silver Spring has it. I know this is after the fact but, maybe next time

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        Rpster Jun 20, 2010 03:36 PM

        Safeway. I buy it from the one in Owings Mills and its aways fresh Perfect combination

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          Manassas64 Jun 20, 2010 04:27 PM

          I was told at Giant (Wellington/Manassas) that they won't make meatloaf mix anymore because of cross contamination.

          Wegmans sells all 3 ground separately and will grind it on the spot if you want it fresh.

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          comestibles Jun 17, 2010 08:13 PM

          I have bought this mix at Magruders in the past.

          1. foster Jun 17, 2010 04:07 PM

            I have seen this at Mars

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              yfunk3 Jun 17, 2010 12:48 PM

              I always see this at Whole Foods.

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                welovefood Jun 17, 2010 11:50 AM

                Try Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. I know Union Meat sells a meatloaf grind (pork, veal and beef) although I am not sure of the ratio.

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                1. re: welovefood
                  hill food Jun 17, 2010 07:58 PM

                  re Union Meat, I believe it's an equal 3 part ratio, but one can always buy in a minimum of 1/2 pound quantities of each and mix it up to what ever proportion any reader may prefer.

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                  MrsWheatie Jun 17, 2010 06:43 AM

                  Contact the Laurel Meat Market. Great butchers!
                  (301) 725-5855

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                    Steve Jun 16, 2010 05:47 PM

                    Why can't you can ask the butcher at Safeway or Giant to make some for you on the spot?

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                    1. re: Steve
                      msjess Jun 16, 2010 06:10 PM

                      hmm hadn't thought of that.

                      1. re: msjess
                        alkapal Jun 17, 2010 03:39 AM

                        also, you don't have to have veal -- you can do half pork, half beef. tip on ground beef -- get the butcher to grind you a london broil cut. i find it tastes so much nicer (at least to make a burger or spaghetti sauce, e.g.), and is very reasonable on sale.

                        better to buy the meat, then have butcher grind it.

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                          msjess Jun 17, 2010 06:20 AM

                          I'll see if I can get the butcher at Giant to do this. I haven't found the butchers at my local giant to be especially accommodating but we'll see.

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                            alkapal Jun 17, 2010 06:22 AM

                            i love my butcher at harris teeter on harrison street in arlington, fwiw. i think they have better quality meat than giant.

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                              alkapal Jun 17, 2010 06:29 AM

                              btw, harris teeter this week has boneless chuck steaks for $3.49/# that could be ground successfully for meatballs. you might then want to use a little leaner pork than typical "ground pork for meatloaf." but you do need fat for a tender meatball.
                              and any grocery store butcher should be more than happy to grind any meat they are selling. if they're not, then tell the manager.

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                      ivysmom Jun 16, 2010 03:40 PM

                      I have seen meatloaf mix at Giant and Safeway. I know Safeway also has ground veal, imagine Giant does too but never looked.

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                      1. re: ivysmom
                        msjess Jun 16, 2010 05:42 PM

                        weird I've never seen it at the Giant I frequent, which is the one off Riggs Road in Hyattsville. (although this could be class-ism in grocery stores)

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