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Old 05-19-2015, 05:33 PM   #1
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Meatloaf spices?

Oh!, I'm planning to make my Mom's style meatloaf tonight and I have no dry onion soup mix!

What spices would work instead?

I plan to use meat, canned mushrooms, diced onion, and cracker crumbs, an egg.

But need some spice recommendations, please..

Thyme and parsley and garlic powder?

Thanks, Eric, Austin Tx.

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Old 05-19-2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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Oh!, I'm planning to make my Mom's style meatloaf tonight and I have no dry onion soup mix!

What spices would work instead?

I plan to use meat, canned mushrooms, diced onion, and cracker crumbs, an egg.

But need some spice recommendations, please..

Thyme and parsley and garlic powder?

Thanks, Eric, Austin Tx.
Worcestershire sauce, some granulated beef or mushroom bouillon dissolved in a bit of water. A dash of soy sauce. I usually add a little powdered milk. Not sure what is in onion soup mix, but perhaps some oregano?
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:14 PM   #3
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I use Worcestershire sauce, sage and garlic in mine. Milk will help the egg bind the mixture.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:51 PM   #4
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As others have said, a little Worcestershire sauce and garlic.

And for me, meatloaf must have diced bell peppers.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:48 PM   #5
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Meatloaf is the "clean out the refrigerator" stew that you can cut with a fork. I use whatever sounds good and whatever I have on hand at that moment. With meatloaf, there is no right nor wrong!
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:01 PM   #6
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I use onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and oregano
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:59 PM   #7
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A lot of folks add dry onion soup mix to their meatloaf. If you don't have any on hand, then this recipe will tell you what is in it, and you can make up your own.

Dry Onion Soup Mix Recipe - Allrecipes.com

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Old 05-19-2015, 09:52 PM   #8
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Mine always has onion (small diced), salt and pepper. sometimes I'll add some chopped sautéed mushrooms. I may mix in some Montreal Steak seasoning, but usually I like my meat loaf fairly straight up.

I'm also in the camp that doesn't use any sort of tomato sauce on it. I use a can of cream of mushroom soup and that's spread on top 1/2 hour before it's done cooking, with sliced green olives dotted on top of the soup. I use oatmeal for the binder, not breadcrumbs. I learned it from my mother, and it was one of my favorite comfort foods growing up, so the changes I make to her formula are quite minimal.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:22 PM   #9
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Meatloaf is a clean slate. You've been given some standard ones here. I make several different recipes but I never got into the habit of topping my meatloaf with tomato, or other stuff. I just make it and bake it.
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Okay, do y'all REALLY want to know how I make my meatloaf?


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