MEATLOAF - Home Cooking Dish of the Month for February 2014
Hello DOTM enthusiasts!
Hope everyone is set and ready to make amazing meatloafs and share their recipes, experience, and sage advice on how to make this humble dish outstanding. I am looking forward to great recipes and tips so that my meatloaf will appear more frequently on the dinner table and become more fun and desirable that it ever was.
The nomination thread is here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/960584
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Previous DOTM threads are here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/929718
I'm excited to see what pops up on here. Ever since I was a kid I've hated meatloaf and I want to like it! I'm sure if I make some myself with the advice of my fellow hounds I can make a meatloaf I love.
A microwave version will get made sometime this month. This is my one exception to "never cook meat in the microwave".
Recipe mom got from a co-worker.
Written on a calendar page dated December 15, 1980.
1 ½ lb. ground beef - I use extra-lean 93% lean
1 cup milk
1 small onion, diced
3 pieces dried bread, crushed into crumbs (about 6 heaping T.)
10 square soda crackers, crushed
2 Tablespoons catsup
1/8 tsp. paprika
Topping - approx. 2 T catsup, 1 T. dried parsley flakes
Mix all of the ingredients and press into a round baking dish. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high (or 80% for 1100 watt unit) 18 – 20 minutes, turning the dish after 10 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Top during standing time with catsup and parsley flakes.