Thursday, September 6, 2012

Grandma’s meatloaf

This recipe always makes me think of “Everybody loves Raymond”.
Meatloat is one of the dishes that fascinated me when I came to the United States in college. I wanted to learn authentic American recipes. I learned this recipe from my mother in law, but it took me years to get it right. I sometimes wondered if she had given the recipe wrong on purpose just to keep me from taking credit for her delicious meatloaf!
From the beginning and for a long time, my meatloaf turned out very flat. I may never know why this happened.  But now it turns out great every time.
Here’s the recipe:
You’ll need one pound of ground beef
One and a half slices of bread (whatever kind you like)
One egg
Salt and pepper
Steak sauce or ketchup
2 table spoons of chopped onions
One cup of milk.

Add a raw egg to the ground beef. Whip the egg a little before adding it. Then mix it vigorously together.
Now vigorously mix in a cup of milk.
Salt and pepper the mixture to taste.
Now mix in about 2 tablespoons of chopped onions.
Finally, mix in about a tablespoon of steak sauce, or ketchup, or a little of both.
Now crumble in your slice and a half of bread. It’s better if the bread is a little stale. Sourdough bread gives it a great flavor. You can experiment with different kinds of bread.
Mix it all in well.

Now bake it.
I like glassware, in an appropriate rectangular shape.
Spray some cooking oil in the corners so the corner don’t stick.
Now, don’t man-handle the uncooked meatloaf, just gently arrange it in the pan.
Then cover the pan with aluminum foil.
Cook the meat loaf at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

It should turn out perfect. Let me know if you have any variations.

1 comment:

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