The next in my series of American classic has been to try and make the elusive meatloaf. I’m quite sure this should be a simple dish and was made in harder times to make expensive cuts of meat go further but as an English person it was always a complete mystery to me.
Upon researching the recipe I discovered the meatloaf is coated in a rich tomato sauce which tastes amazing. I think I’d liken it to meatball and tomato sauce recipes that we have in England but it’s not a close comparison.
The end result of the meatloaf is a hearty and extensive meal that can be sliced ans stored to make multiple meals and feed a very large family.
12 slices white bread
2 cups whole milk
4lbs ground beef
Pinch of salt and pepper
2 cups parmesan cheese
8 beaten eggs
Fresh parsley chopped roughly
1 garlic clove crushed
8-12 slices bacon
1 tbsp Worcester sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 diced onion
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 carrot, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp Hot Sauce
1.5 cups brown sauce
- Pour the milk over the bread
- Season the beef; adding the onion and garlic
- Add the eggs; cheese and carrot
- Add the bread and parsley
- Shape into a loaf and press into a tin
- Cover the loaf with the bacon wrapping it around like a parcel
7. Make the sauce by combining the ketchup; sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce
8. Pour half the mixture over the loaf and bake at 350f for 1 hour
9. Halfway through cooking pour over the rest of the sauce
Serve with mash potatoes and green beams..nom!