The Perfect Meatloaf
April 1, 2008 11:33 AM Subscribe
Fill in the blank: "The secret of great meatloaf is ___________."
posted by RavinDave to food & drink (72 answers total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
I have a reason for asking. The general recipe for everyday, mundane, every-gramma-made-it, I-know-a-great-truckstop, Norman Rockwell Americana meatloaf is pretty straightforward. Yeah, we all have our little tweaks and variations -- but the basic recipe seems rather simple.
But I ALWAYS mess it up. Generally, what comes out of the oven is more suited to build housing. Am I using too many eggs? Not enough? Too much kneading? Too many crumbs? More veggies? Maybe a lower grade hamburger? Maybe a higher grade? Add glaze from start? Wait 'til it's almost done? How do I know when it's done?
I have all the ingredients assembled and I plan to start cooking tomorrow morning. Any last minute advice would be muchly appreciated.
Points for tradition. I'm sure Habanero Loaf with Banana glaze is wonderful -- but that's not what I'm after.