Same here. OTOH, I make a Danish pork meatloaf that is baked free form, but wrapped in bacon. The potato wedges that are baked in the same pan, around the meatloaf are really tasty.I'm in the minority, I know, but I have never put a sauce on my meatloaf.
The gravy *does* belong on the potatoes! That's why you need to save the fat - to make the gravy with!Aunt Bea, you just reminded me. I have always thought that gravy belonged on the potatoes more than on the meat. I have often found gravy masking the flavour of the meat more than enhancing it, even when it was a tasty gravy.
I make meatloaf in my loaf pan and pour off the fat as soon as I take it out of the oven. Then I make gravy with it, as nature intended, and serve it over the mashed potatoes Easy peasy, yummy dinner and no waste!I do a free form meatloaf as well, but I put it on the broiler pan after lining the bottom and the top, cutting slits in the foil to correspond with the slits in the top broiler pan, so the grease drains away and clean up is easy. If Craig wants gravy, he makes it with drippings in bottom broiler pan. I know all that foil is kind of wasteful, but I'd be using paper towels to soak up the excess grease and then extra soap and water to get rid of the grease, so I'd rather use the foil and make clean up simple.
And I'm not going to stand there scrubbing baked/burned on grease.I make meatloaf in my loaf pan and pour off the fat as soon as I take it out of the oven. Then I make gravy with it, as nature intended, and serve it over the mashed potatoes Easy peasy, yummy dinner and no waste!
Btw, paper and fat break down but foil doesn't.
Neither do I! I make the dinner and DH cleans up!And I'm not going to stand there scrubbing baked/burned on grease.
My meatloaf doesn't need it, either, and I don't make it for the meatloaf.I don't make gravy for meatloaf because mine is moist so doesn't really need it, besides I like the taste of the glaze I use, and I can take or definitely leave gravy on mashed potatoes. If Craig wants gravy, he knows he has to make it because I won't.