Saturday, October 10, 2009
This was another quick, throw-it-together-in-15-minutes dinner that came out very well! I was able to make two loaf pans of meatloaf, one of which we had for dinner and the other one the boys took for lunch the next day. This is the first meatloaf I've ever made so I haven't been to tweak the recipe and explore the possibilities yet. I have to say though that for the amount of effort I put into this, the returns were certainly much greater :-)
750 g. lean ground beef
750 g. lean ground pork
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup bottled BBQ sauce
2 tbsp. onion soup mix (this is probably optional)
salt and pepper to taste
6-8 strips of bacon, cut in half
1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the bacon.
2. Mix well. I used my electric mixer so as it was doing its job, I prepared the potatoes that I roasted along with the meatloaf.
3. Line 2 loaf pans with bacon, overlapping the strips a tiny bit.
4. Divide the meat mixture into 2 and place in the pans. Pack firmly.
5. Bake in a 350 oven for 40-45 minutes.
6. Get a sheet pan, remove the loaf pans from the oven, and invert the loaves onto the sheet pan.
7. Put the sheet pan in the over and bake about 15 minutes more until the bacon browns and crisps us a bit.
A few notes...you can nuke a tiny, tiny bit of the meatloaf in the microwave for 10 seconds or so. By doing this, you can taste the product and adjust the seasoning before baking the entire thing.
Next time, I think I'm going to sneak in some veggies (like chopped carrots). I'm thinking some sauteed chopped onions will improve the recipe too.