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Old 09-28-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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Question Meatloaf but only ground beef?

I am having the biggest craving for some meatloaf. Crazy I know but I'm pregnant and that stuff happens haha. All I have is ground beef, ketchup, bread i could dry for bread crumbs, but what else is needed? Never made one before!

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Old 09-28-2010, 02:36 PM   #2
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meat, bread crumbs (or cooked rice, oatmeal...some binder) some flavoring: onions or onion soup mix, some herbs like thyme, parsley, or more toward Italian flavors with oregano. Salt and pepper, an egg, ketchup or tomato sauce, or salsa or even soy sauce.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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I like alot of veggies in mine. grated carrot,onion,celery,parsley.
A also like BBQ sauce on top versus ketchup.

Crackers work to for the bread or filler. I usally add sweet or regular potatoes to the same pan so they get flavored.
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I am having the biggest craving for some meatloaf. Crazy I know but I'm pregnant and that stuff happens haha. All I have is ground beef, ketchup, bread i could dry for bread crumbs, but what else is needed? Never made one before!
chopped onions (preferably sauted), probably a finely chopped garlic clove, an egg to bind the whole. Mom never bothered drying out the bread. She wet it instead, with water, and squeezed it into little pieces that she mixed with the bread, onion, egg, tomato sauce. She made the best meatloaf in the world!

Oh, and don't forget the salt and pepper!

When you get the whole thing together into a loaf, you'll need to bake it for an hour in a preheated 350 degree F. oven.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:18 PM   #5
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for 1 lb of ground beef I use:

a handfull of breadcrumbs
1 med onion grated
1 large egg
salt and pepper.

Mix all together by hand. Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap, fill with the mixture, unmold onto a baking sheet or baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees until done (@ 1 hour).
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The amount of filler you add will determine the final texture of the meatloaf. I don't care for a really soft, mushy meatloaf. But some filler is required to help hold everything together. For a beef meatloaf, yo may enjoy this.

1 lb. of ground beef
1 large egg
1/8 cup milk
1/4 cup bread or cracker crumbs
3 tbs soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 stalk celery, finely diced
2 tbs. diced green pepper (or hot pepper if you prefer)
1 tbs. sugar
4 oz. mushrooms, chopped and cooked until tender (optional)

Combine and form into small patties. Bake or fry on stove top until cooked through. Serve with rice noodles and sweet & sour sauce.

For more traditional meat loaf flavor, cut the soy sauce to 1 tbs. and omit the ginger. Add a tsp. of ground pepper. Place in a loaf pan or into large patties for Salisbury Steak and cook until done through. Top with ketchup and cook five minutes more. (160' F. in center).

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I can't remember if I've ever even made a meatloaf. Maybe when the kids were little.

I'm going to have to give it a try.

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I can't remember if I've ever even made a meatloaf. Maybe when the kids were little.

I'm going to have to give it a try.

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Silly but serious question, could you smoke a meat loaf??
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Silly but serious question, could you smoke a meat loaf??
Only if I get to wrap it in bacon first!
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Only if I get to wrap it in bacon first!
Oh yeah! I bet that would be great! Hickory smoke ya think?
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