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Old 10-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #21
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Granted, while I don't put ketchup on top of meatloaf, nor does anyone I know... if someone were to make me a meatloaf I'd let them use ketchup on it
Exactly, but I would ask them to taste it before putting ketchup on it.

My meatloaf doesn't need ketchup or gravy.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #22
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Exactly, but I would ask them to taste it before putting ketchup on it.

My meatloaf doesn't need ketchup or gravy.
Well, I put ketchup on top for the last 15 minutes of baking, so it's like a glaze. Sorry, no choice! And for me, it's not about the food "needing" something. It's about enjoying the flavor of ketchup with meatloaf, like mustard and pickles with a burger, and I LOVE gravy and sauces of all kinds. They add a nice extra flavor boost and texture change and go great with rice, potatoes and bread. And it's thrifty! I don't throw out the juices that come out of the meatloaf - I make gravy.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:18 PM   #23
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Gee, your mom was nice. Sis and I never got special meals. We were expected to sit down, shut up and eat. That was typically not a problem. My only food dislike was butternut squash.

We had to eat what mom cooked also, and if we didn't like it we went hungry, because there wasn't anything else to eat except bread. The only thing I recall not eating is fish, because it had bones in it.
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Exactly, but I would ask them to taste it before putting ketchup on it.

My meatloaf doesn't need ketchup or gravy.

It's not really a matter of need, it's what each person likes. I put some ketchup in my meatloaf, but I let each person decided if they want it on the meatloaf after it's cooked. Sometimes I like it with ketchup, sometimes with sliced tomatoes, and sometimes with gravy on a slice of bread.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:31 PM   #25
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"Doctored" ketchup is what we put on as a glaze.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #26
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A meatloaf without sticky browned ketchup on top is like a day without sunshine.
Chili sauce does better on top of meatloaf, imo.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:53 PM   #27
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Chili sauce does better on top of meatloaf, imo.
I usually used "doctored" up chili sauce but when I don't have it, it's doctored ketchup.

My meatloaf is delicious but the tomato-based glaze is the best part for me!!
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I usually used "doctored" up chili sauce but when I don't have it, it's doctored ketchup.

My meatloaf is delicious but the tomato-based glaze is the best part for me!!
My recipe says to add the sauce on top during the last 15 min of cooking. Does anyone do it differently?
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Mine goes on right away but I add foil when the top is done.
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Well, I put ketchup on top for the last 15 minutes of baking, so it's like a glaze. Sorry, no choice! And for me, it's not about the food "needing" something. It's about enjoying the flavor of ketchup with meatloaf, like mustard and pickles with a burger, and I LOVE gravy and sauces of all kinds. They add a nice extra flavor boost and texture change and go great with rice, potatoes and bread. And it's thrifty! I don't throw out the juices that come out of the meatloaf - I make gravy.

Okay, now I'm working up a cheeseburger meatloaf in my mind...
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