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  1. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

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    I like meatloaf and my boys do too... probably because it's one of the few meals I make with mashed potatoes. :giggle My hubby on the other hand hates meatloaf because his Mom made it too much when he was a kid. Lol. So, knowing that he hates it, I don't make it very often at all.
     
  2. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    My kid HATES mashed potatoes. This is my mom's fault and a bit of mine for following my mom's advice to hide veggies on the mashed potatoes. She stopped eating them COLD TURKEY after the first time I did add veggies.
     
  3. Memaw2Wm

    Memaw2Wm Active Member

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    LOVE meatloaf ... it's one of the few things that everyone will eat. I serve it with mashed potatoes, peas and hot rolls. Lately though, I haven't been able to find meatloaf mixture at the grocery stores. :(

    I use my mom's recipe. I usually use more of the meatloaf mixture and increase the other ingredients a bit. FYI meatloaf mixture is ground beef, ground pork and ground veal ... the texture is lighter and moister than just plain ground beef

    Milly’s Meatloaf

    1 ½ lbs. meatloaf mixture (or ground beef)
    1 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. each of dry mustard, pepper, celery seed and garlic salt
    1/8 tsp. sage
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
    3 slices soft bread
    1 cup milk
    1 egg

    Tear bread into large mixing bowl; add milk and egg. Let bread soak a few minutes. (I add other spices while bread is soaking.)

    Add meat and seasonings - mix thoroughly. Form lightly into a loaf and place in shallow baking pan. Cover loaf with bacon slices (optional). Bake 1-1½ hours at 350°.

    6 to 8 servings
     
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  4. Memaw2Wm

    Memaw2Wm Active Member

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    When I was a kid, my mom made "bird's nests" ... mashed potatoes with a hole in the center filled with peas. I still love to mix peas with my mashies.
     
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  5. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    My kid has never been good with trying to "get" her with something. You see, you could see your peas. My mom convinced me to smash cauliflower into the mashed potatoes and that was the end of mashed potatoes for her. LOL!!!
     
  6. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

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    oh that’s sneaky! :giggle I guess she was on to your tricks. Ha ha!
     
  7. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    I love making and eating mashed potatoes, so I miss them so much. Every once in a while I'll make some and she doesn't touch them.
     
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  8. Memaw2Wm

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    Yeah one time my mom mixed sour cream (?) into a recipe trying to use the sour cream up. It looked different, then she kept pushing us to eat it. Nope, the three of us girls and my dad turned up our noses. Finally she admitted adding the sour cream ... think that was the first and only time she did that.
     
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  9. michelepixels

    michelepixels Amazing, Awesome and Wonderful!

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    My family had a bit of a meatloaf phase a few years ago when everyone liked it, but now it has been over a year since I last made it. Some of my family might be okay with it still, but I'm eating less and less meat over the last year and a half, so I don't really want it now.
     
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  10. LeeAndra

    LeeAndra I'll have the pasta with a side of fingernails

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    Mine has ketchup *in* it but not *on* it. It has no topping at all, actually, and no egg or bread inside, either.
     
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  11. HavaDrPepper

    HavaDrPepper Space. The final frontier

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    Mine has no ketchup in it or on it until it hits my plate. Tomato juice is the closest thing to ketchup and that is on top while cooking just to keep it from drying out. My parents never put ketchup on it when eating it but I was different since I love ketchup. I have eaten mine without ketchup, very rarely though!
     
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  12. BevG

    BevG If I can't remember it, it didn't happen

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    One thing that can change both the texture and taste is the bready filler that is used. I don't like using oatmeal. My mom always used saltine crackers. Some people use bread crumbs. One time I used tortilla chips because that is all I had. I got a "healthy" recipe awhile back and it uses oat bran (the kind used to make an oat bran hot cereal) - you mix the oat bran with the eggs and milk and let it sit, then mix it in.

    When the kids were younger, I would divide the meat and make 2 small loaves - one with onions and one without. The onion hater has moved out so now I always put a lot in there.

    We also skip the ketchup and use A-1 Steak Sauce instead, both in the meat and more as a topping after cooked.

    I hate cooked green peppers so will often skip ordering meatloaf at a restaurant like Cracker Barrel for that reason.
     
  13. BevG

    BevG If I can't remember it, it didn't happen

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    ---- we use A-1 Steak Sauce instead of ketchup...
     
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  14. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    When I first got married, I couldn't even boil water. I got a cookbook, from Betty Crocker called "Cooking For Two" and I taught myself how to cook. Here's the original meatloaf recipe I used.
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/4 cup 2% milk
    • 1/3 cup crushed saltines
    • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
    • Dash pepper
    • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
    • 1/4 cup ketchup
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat egg. Add the milk, cracker crumbs, onion, salt, sage and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 2 loaves; place in a shallow baking dish coated with cooking spray.
    • Combine the ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce; spoon over meat loaves. Bake until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°, 40-45 minutes.
    I've "tweaked" it over the years and added lots of ketchup, which I posted about - never enough - but this is my original recipe. I loaned my OLD cookbook to my youngest DD and never saw it again.
     
  15. Scrapping with Liz

    Scrapping with Liz blessed

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    Oh, I'm going to have to try that!
     
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  17. rach3975

    rach3975 Well-Known Member

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    I don't eat meat, but DH and the kids all agree that my meatloaf is the best thing I make. So I guess we're a meatloaf family! I make a somewhat non-traditional recipe:

    1 lb ground beef
    20 oz ground turkey
    3 eggs
    1 1/2 cups bread crumbs (Italian seasoned)
    1/4 cup grated parmesan
    1 cup jarred tomato sauce mixed in and 1/2 cup poured on top

    Bake uncovered at 350 until it reaches 165 degrees. I usually make it in a Corningware container since it's too big for a loaf pan. In that it takes about 60-70 minutes, but if you made it in 2 loaf pans it would probably cook faster.
     
  18. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    Another easy way to make it and cook faster is using a mini muffin pan, lol! You might be good with that for all the kids, time and easy serving. :)
     
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  19. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

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    Hmm... this is interesting! I might try that and with a ground steak as the meat! Add some minced peppers and onions and a bit of cheese... yum!
     
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  20. Memaw2Wm

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    I have an appetizer meatball recipe that calls for crushed cornflakes as the "bready" filling. I love those meatballs, but have grown lazy and now buy the frozen ones.
     
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