I had a client mention that she wanted to cook something for her husband – he had been asking her to cook more and she of course is very busy. She asked, “How do you cook meat loaf“? I said I have a pretty quick way of fixing it and I told her a few things she needed to pick up and this is one I did not fix from scratch:
- Italian Sausage
- Packaged Meat Loaf seasoning
- Brown gravy package (2)
- Bell pepper, onions, garlic.
I usually follow the package and of course add a few extra seasonings like garlic, seasoned pepper, seasoned salt, panko bread crumbs.
Fixing it my original way – really is something that can get mixed together in about 30 minutes- so it fits in our “efficient” category. And if you make enough of it – you will have leftovers tomorrow!
Did I mention I do not like ketchup or tomato sauce on meatloaf? Yuck….I have to have brown gravy on mine.
Well, I decided that I was going to fix meatloaf for dinner. My daughter and niece were like yes, please fix a meatloaf. My daughter wanted me to try a new recipe that she had the pleasure of eating at her best friends house. Sarah’s mom fixed a meatloaf using a recipe of Emeril Lagasse’s.
I’m always open to trying something new, so I am cooking it as we speak. Of course, you know me, I have made a few changes and left a few things out. It smells really great. I will include a link to the actual recipe at the end of this blog.
The new meatloaf recipe was great. I did not fix the sauce for the top of it because it called for ketchup. I omitted ketchup altogether. I didn’t use veal, but used italian sausage instead. You know me, I added a few more of my own seasonings – but everything else I followed. I did not measure exactly but it came out great. I love meatloaf it is such a great comfort food. Hope you enjoy – as always, til next time……
Emeril’s Recipe can be found here
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