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Old 05-22-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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Meatloaf, more chunky?

My Dear Spose told me yesterday, " I like my Meatlofe More Chunkey"

now I have been makinig my Mother's meatloaf for like 30 yrs.

It's basically, from the pkg. of Libbys onion soup mix.

1 lb hamburger
1 cp of canned bread crumbs.
1/4 cp water
1/4 cp catsup
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup bell pepper
1 egg

top with a layer of Catsup

mix, and bake at 350f for 45 min.

Now, suddenly, Dear Spouse says, " I want it more Chunkey!"

What should I do to save my marriage here!

Youse French Bread? Soaked in Milk?

Spouse says more Chuncky meat?

Like Stew Meat?

Help Eric, Austin Tx.

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Old 05-22-2014, 08:29 PM   #2
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Did he say how chunky he wants it. I have a few more years on you in the marriage department but if my man suddenly complained of my meatloaf not being chunky enough, he would get chunky. I would use stew meat to make the chunks and then ask if it's chunky enough.
However, you might ask your butcher to grind the hamburger coarser to make bigger meat chunks if you have kinder thoughts than I.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:05 PM   #3
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add some corn
add some mushrooms
add some sliced olives
add some thin sliced celery

That should be chunky enough.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:29 PM   #4
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Add some grated carrot
add some toasted walnut halves
Add some diced tomatoes, drained
I have seen dill pickles inside a meat loaf and boiled eggs all along the middle.

I wonder if your spouse saw a pic of a terrine and thought it was meatloaf. Well, it is. You could use long strips of pork loin or tenderloin or ham or whatever. This pic has veal and pistachios.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:40 PM   #5
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So, I'm thinking Meatball Loaf. I always do meatloaf with at least two meats, so there's room to make one or two of them into meatballs. Maybe sausage balls in the meatloaf.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:54 PM   #6
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I have no spouse.

But if I did and they complained about the way food was prepared I'd kindly inform them that they are more then welcome to fix there meals any way there heart desired.

Maybe that's why I don't have a spouse.
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I'd ask him to elaborate. Chunky how?

I like CLG's idea of meatballs. It's what I had been thinking.
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It's likely although not for sure, Erik's spouse is a her. Just ask your spouse what she/he means Erik...that's easy.
You asked "What should I do to save my marriage here!"
communicate..
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Meatloaf, more chunky?

Fine. Ask Spouse to make the meatloaf, and/or to elaborate. To quote Oldvine, "My kitchen, my rules." He/she knows where the cereal is.
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Did he say how chunky he wants it. I have a few more years on you in the marriage department but if my man suddenly complained of my meatloaf not being chunky enough, he would get chunky. I would use stew meat to make the chunks and then ask if it's chunky enough.
However, you might ask your butcher to grind the hamburger coarser to make bigger meat chunks if you have kinder thoughts than I.

I'm thinking I'd use Alpo. They make a chunky one.
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