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Old 12-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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Meatloaf too salty - Help.

My wonderful wife decided she wanted to cook dinner tonight. She has been trying to cook more, but it is still all very new to her. She took a huge step tonight and did not measure some things. Anyway, she used way too much salt and breadcrumbs. I can live with the extra breadcrumbs, but it is way too salty to eat.

I know normally with something like soup or stew we would just make another batch without salt and combine the two, but that will not work with meatloaf. Any ideas what we can do with it to make it palatable?

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Old 12-02-2008, 08:31 PM   #2
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Too much salt? Do you want to eat it tonight? Probably not an option. Do you have a dog?

Otherwise, you might want to chop it up and add it to some "unsalted" beef broth and convert it to a beef stroganoff-type dish, with the addition of sour cream to temper it further. Serve over rice or noodles.
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Nope we are done eating it tonight and no dog, just a cat. He won't go near it

I like the idea of breaking it up and adding some broth. That could work quite well. Thanks Katie!
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I was going to suggest that too. Chop it up and serve it as poor mans stroganoff. That would be good.
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My wonderful wife decided she wanted to cook dinner tonight. She has been trying to cook more, but it is still all very new to her. She took a huge step tonight and did not measure some things. Anyway, she used way too much salt and breadcrumbs. I can live with the extra breadcrumbs, but it is way too salty to eat.

I know normally with something like soup or stew we would just make another batch without salt and combine the two, but that will not work with meatloaf. Any ideas what we can do with it to make it palatable?
Are you saying you won't eat food prepared by another if it doesn't suit your tastes?
Send it to me. I love salt. If it's way too salty, and it would almost have to be dredged in NaCl, I will wipe it on my hand before swigging my tequila

Seriously, I don't know anything that counteracts salt, especially if it's cooked. Turn it into something else and dilute with more ingredients, minus the salt. What Katie says.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
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I would chop it up add some crush tomatoes and some cooked penne, or even elbow macaroni. when all heated throw on some cheese.

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pacanis, I actually did eat it. I am just worried about my salt intake. I think I ate enough salt for 2.5 years tonight

I love all the suggestions so far guys. Keep em coming.
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pacanis, I actually did eat it. I am just worried about my salt intake. I think I ate enough salt for 2.5 years tonight

I love all the suggestions so far guys. Keep em coming.
You asked for it....
Is it snowing there? Do you have a food processor to grind the loaf back up into granules? Toss it on your driveway to melt..... OK, I'll stop

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fry up some potatoes in chunks, cut meat loaf into bite sized pieces and add to potatoes. stir well. the potatoes should absorb it just fine.
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