...but when I've made it, it of course, is not nearly as good as when she'd made it. Only thing I remember about it that's different to me from mine is, she uses saltine crackers, garlic oil, onion oil, dried onions and shredded carrots.
I made a meatloaf the other night, probably the same night I was in here looking for a recipe for a good meatloaf. I remembered watching Calling All Cooks on the foodnetwork and saw that a lady put hard boiled whole eggs in the middle of hers and baked it that way. I did it that way. It sort of freaked out my husband who wondered what they were doing in there, but it was all right anyway. Just all right. I've since, put the entire rest of it in the Cuisinart, ground it all up including the eggs and made a pasta sauce out of it yesterday, with other ingredients obviously. Believe it or not, really, pretty good.
I've put the Claim Jumper Meatloaf recipe on other boards when this discussion came up. I have made it three times myself. It's a bit time consuming and thought provoking, usually, I just get in the pantry and unload my reg ingredients. This one makes me have to think and make sure to have the stuff on hand that's included.
But all in all, it is good and worth making at least once. Just to compare it with others and see the difference.
Claim Jumper Meatloaf
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 green onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced green bell pepper
2 tablespoons grated carrot
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
3/4 pound ground pork
1 cup bread crumbs (such as Progresso)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup ketchup plus an additional 1/4 cup ketchup (for top)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sauté green onion, garlic, green pepper, and carrot in vegetable oil over medium heat for a couple minutes.
Combine beaten eggs with milk, salt, black pepper
, garlic powder, and onion powder in a medium bowl.
Mix bread crumbs and flour into ground chuck and ground pork with your hands. Add egg and milk mixture, sautéed veggies, 1/4 cup ketchup and mix it up using your hands. Get in there and squish it all around for a while. Enjoy yourself.
Press the mixture into a meat loaf pan (the kind of pan with drainage holes in the bottom) or a large loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes, then spread 1/4 cup of ketchup over the top of the meatloaf and bake it for another hour.
Let it sit for a bit after you remove it from the oven before you slice it to serve.