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Meatloaf pink inside: help!

synecdoche Mar 5, 2013 04:09 PM

To save some time I bought a pre-made meatloaf from the local fancy grocery store. I cooked it and after close to an hour and a half at 375, it's still quite pink in the middle. Texture-wise it feels cooked and I worry that if it is in any longer it is going to get dried out. However, I'm anxious about serving it. My wife's pregnant and isn't supposed to have undercooked meat.

Not sure what I should do. It's quite pink, all the way through. I would have thought that if it were undercooked i would just be in the middle rather than throughout the meatloaf.

Why might this be? Anything I can do to salvage? HELP!

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  1. c oliver RE: synecdoche Mar 5, 2013 04:22 PM

    What's the internal temp of it?

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    1. re: c oliver
      synecdoche RE: c oliver Mar 5, 2013 04:26 PM

      My thermometer hit 165 but I didn't trust it because of the colour.

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      Jerseygirl111 RE: synecdoche Mar 5, 2013 04:25 PM

      Is it 100% beef or is there pork/veal mixed in?


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      1. re: Jerseygirl111
        synecdoche RE: Jerseygirl111 Mar 5, 2013 04:26 PM

        It says it is all beef.

      2. cayjohan RE: synecdoche Mar 5, 2013 04:34 PM

        Is it possible that curing salts/saltpeter could be in the ingredient mix? That can keep meat pink.

        1. meatn3 RE: synecdoche Mar 5, 2013 04:53 PM

          You could cook her slices some more in a skillet or in the microwave.

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