Originally Posted by Greg Who Cooks
I've made meatloaf just to have the ingredient to make meatloaf sandwiches for future lunches!
It's amazing how good meatloaf sandwiches are!
On that note, DW and I are hitting the road today to visit P.A.G., Sprout, and out two grandaughters, and of course the husbands as well. Last night I broke out a lb. of ground beef, and make a quarter pounder for each of us. I wanted meat loaf sandwiches for me, for the drive, and DW wanted PBJ's. So I took the remaining half-pound of ground beef, and treated it like this:
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1 large egg
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried Oregano
1 tsp. dried Basil
1/4 tsp. granulated garlic
1/4 tsp. graniuated onion
2 tbs. milk
Stir all ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
IN a small bowl, combine 2 tbs each - Lee & Perrin's Worcestershire Sauce, ketchup, A1 Steak Sauce. Pour half of this mixture into a mini loaf pan. Distribute this sauce evenly over the bottom and sides of the pan. Press in the meatloaf mixture. Pour the remaining sauce evenly over the top. Place in convection oven at 375' F. and bake for 35 minutes. When done, remove and let cool. Wrap and refrigerate.
This made enough meatloaf for four large servings, or two nice sandwiches (which is what I did with it), and a good leftover chunk to taste it.
This mini meatloaf came out firm, moist, and with a great flavor. The sauce was spot-on. I am very happy with the results. There was no pool of fat in the pan, or congealed fat surrounding the loaf when I took it out to slice it this morning.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can change up the herbs and spices to whatever suits your fancy. Add pepper, soy, ginger, and 5 spice instead of the basil and oregano, and you have an Asian flavor profile. Change up with cumin, coriander, peppers, and chili powder for a Tex/Mex flavor. Simply add salt and pepper, then cover with gravy for a true American Meatloaf. Add grated Parmigiano Regiano if you want. This is a very versatile recipe. And if you don't need a full meatloaf, it really gives you a nice sized loaf for two people.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North