There are so many recipes for meatloaf out there!
I don’t think I’ve made it the same way twice…
It usually depends what I have on hand.
It’s never turned out tasteless, but I have to admit
sometimes it’s been better than others.
Here’s one way I like to make it…
I start by making sofrito, and giving it a quick cook with 2 Tablespoons of olive oil.
Sofrito is a mixture of green pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, olive oil, and vinegar.
For more on sofrito, click here.
Cook the sofrito in the pan for about 5 minutes and set it aside.
I add the sofrito to the meat mixture.
Sometimes I just use ground turkey,
Other times I use ground beef & turkey sausage — that’s my favorite mixture
To the mixture, I also add:
1/2 c seasoned bread crumbs
1 Tb mustard
2 Tb sour cream or yogurt
2 Tb worcestershire sauce
NOTE: I mix these in a separate bowl before I add it to the meat mixture.
Then, I spread it in a cake pan.
A cake pan??
I love the topping most of all– So, instead of using a loaf pan
and just getting a little area of topping,
I spread it out in a cake pan and get a lot of it! 🙂
The topping: I mix brown sugar, mustard and ketchup in a small bowl.
You can mix it to your taste…
If you want it sweeter, add more brown sugar,
if you want it with more of a tangy flavor, add more mustard.
Then, I spread it all over the top of the meatloaf and bake it for one hour at 350.
It’s a classic family meal.
My favorite sides with the meatloaf is, of course, mashed potatoes.
Corn is also good on any day, but especially when it’s fresh.
Are you hungry yet?
Have fun in the kitchen!
I’m linking up today on Tasty Tuesday at Creatively Homespun.