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Anybody got a good meatloaf recipe?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by alphacat, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. alphacat

    alphacat account deleted

    Jul 16, 2003
    The one I'm using now calls for oatmeal.

    I don't remember my Mom ever putting oatmeal in her meatloaf. I know I should have paid more attention to what she was telling me when I was a kid growing up, it's to late now....darn it.
  2. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

    Apr 5, 1999
    Central Florida
    I switch out the ketchup for BBQ sauce, meat loaf made with BBQ sauce is great

  3. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

    Oct 18, 1999
    Tampa, Florida
    I add the regular seasonings and maybe some Lipton Onion Soup Mix---- but a few things I do that put my loafage over the top are:

    I soak toasted & cubed good bread in half & half and fold it in...
    I add cubed pieces of sharp Provolone... (pieces on the outsides get brown and toasty)
    I fold in a few quartered prunes... (They contribute a creamy sweet bonus)
    Grated Parm mixed in...

    Ketchup painted on top which becomes a sticky caramelized glaze...

  4. alphacat

    alphacat account deleted

    Jul 16, 2003
    I though I'd swap out the oatmeal for bread crumbs.. and maybe try the BBQ thing.. I read about cheese somewhere else. I like the idea of Provolone, that sounds good.
    I'm off to the store for more supplies.

    Thanks for the ideas.
  5. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

    Jan 2, 2005
    Taylorsville, KY
    Try using salsa with the ketchup.
  6. Mrs AQ always puts some oatmeal in hers. BBQ Sauce as well. #1 son sent his bride to be over to the house to 'help' last time the boss made it so she would know how it was done. My future daughter in law is a vegetarian but it not adamant about it and will cook as need be for my son. It's one of his favorites.
  7. Harley Rider 1955

    Harley Rider 1955 Senior Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Try crushing up Ritz crackers and using that instead of bread crumbs. It has a nice buttery flavor.
  8. AnalogKid


    Jan 22, 2007
    Never understood the oatmeal thing. #1 use both ground beef AND ground pork. #2 use either white bread pieces (crust removed) soaked in water or milk and/or bread crumbs. Recently made meatloaf using Panko bread crumbs, turned out great! Again, forget the oatmeal as that's just wrong on many, many levels.
  9. Sluf01

    Sluf01 NRA Life Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Imperial, PA.
    Crackers crushed up and a egg or two added in the mixing doesn't hurt either.. Put some bacon on top when baking the loaf.. Yummmmm..