Frugal Foodie Mama: Pinspiration in the Kitchen- Good Eats Meatloaf

Friday, April 20, 2012

Pinspiration in the Kitchen- Good Eats Meatloaf

The word "meatloaf" doesn't exude too much excitement.  It is one of those meals that has been a staple on the tables of mothers, housewives, and grandmothers for years.  Most of the time it is just an over sized, glorified hamburger patty.  Like Randy famously said in A Christmas Story- "Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double-beatloaf. I hate meatloaf."

For years I have been on the search for a meatloaf recipe that my family would willingly eat without having to coax them by saying "show me how the piggies eat."  I think that I have finally stumbled upon that very recipe on Pinterest- Alton Brown's Good Eats Meatloaf recipe-

I actually only made half of this recipe.  I was pretty sure that my husband and I would be unable to eat an entire 2 lb meatloaf in a few days. ;)  And even though the recipe called to just finely chop the veggies in the food processor and NOT puree them, I did puree them.  Great trick for mothers (or wives) of children (or husbands, not naming any names here...) that hate vegetables. Plus, I think the pureed veggies made the meatloaf just that much more moist.

The Good Eats Meatloaf was tasty.  The husband loved it (didn't even notice the hidden vegetables! Shhhhh...) and I actually really enjoyed it.  I didn't even need extra ketchup squirted on top and served on the side for dipping- a first for me when it comes to meatloaf.
The glaze was sweet and just a little spicy.  I think I have finally found my go-to meatloaf recipe. ;)

To go directly to this pin for repinning, click here-