Sattie writes "Wellllllllll.... I saw this recipe on Good Eats that appealed to me and actually made me want to try meatloaf all over again. Click here
to see the recipe.
"I actually bought and ground my own chuck and sirloin and was very pleased with the texture and flavor. I guess the one big problem I had is that the loaf did not hold together as well as I would have liked and when I went to slice the loaf, it came apart in chunks. Any ideas of what I did wrong or what I could do different for next time? I really liked the finished product and would like to make it again."
I went to the link as I really like Alton Brown's work and first thought to read the reviews - didn't read all of the long list - one of the longest I've seen at FNW.
Almost all excellent 4 & 5 stars with acouple comments about the "dryness" or "falling apartness"
Capsuled they are: Be sure the oven temp is controlled well and not over cook. One comment was concerned about using meat that was too low in fat. One stated that a touch of extra water might be needed and one stressed really pressing the meatloaf into the pan - like really getting on it as suggested by Andy M, along with his suggestion of a bit more egg.
Only a very few would not try it again - taste - like maybe too spicy or too much garlic for them.
Thanks for the link Sattie, I printed the recipe off and looks like I should make it this weekend at my daughters.