27 May 2008

File under M for meatloaf

This is the best meatloaf I've ever thrown together. Inspired by a recipe I found from Ming Tsai for Asian Meatloaf, with a few changes depending on what I had around the house. Here's what I ended up with, and its the best damned meatloaf I've ever made.

1 pound of Oregon Country Natural Beef. Nothing but the happiest ground up dead cows for me.
1/4 cup Ketcuhp or Catsup (whichever you prefer) plus a tablespoon of Sambal Oelek.
1 tsp of onion powder. Onions be damned!
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp Tamari (Regular ol' soy sauce will do)
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup Panko (You can use plain ol' bread crumbs if you want, Panko is just what I have tonight)
1/4 cup of Mayonaise (since I didn't have an egg, a tip on the internets told me to use a 1/4 cup of mayo. Seems to work.)

Mix it all up in a bowl, use your hands to smoosh it all up into that meatloaf texture. Plop it in a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 F for 35 minutes, pull it out of the oven, switch the oven to Broil. Make a festive design on the top of the loaf with ketchup and siracha (cock sauce)
Broil the loaf for about three minutes, until the top gets a nice crispness.

Let it stand for about 6 minutes before cutting it up.

Here's where there'd be a picture of it if I had the foresight to take a picture of the Best Damned Meatloaf Ever.

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