Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pioneer Woman's Favorite Meatloaf

So this was my first attempt at making meatloaf. My mom never made it when we were growing up, so this was really my first meatloaf experience. I've tasted it a couple times, but never had it as a meal. I have to say- it's pretty delicious! What's not to like? A loaf of seasoned meat with bacon?! Yes please! I used Pioneer Woman's recipe. The boys already asked me to make it again, so i'd say it was a success! 
Taste: It was really flavorful and delicious.
Texture: Not going to lie, I don't love the mushy meat texture. Maybe because I didn't grow up with it.
Would I make this again?: Definitely! Especially for a group of hungry guys.
Pioneer Woman's Favorite Meatloaf
1 cup Whole Milk
6 slices White Bread
2 pounds Ground Beef
1 cup (heaping) Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
¼ teaspoons Seasoned Salt
¾ teaspoons Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
⅓ cups Minced Flat-leaf Parsley
4 whole Eggs Beaten
10 slices Thin/regular Bacon
1-½ cup Ketchup
⅓ cups Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
Tabasco To Taste
Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour milk over the bread slices. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.

Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in beaten eggs.

With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined. Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat to drain. (Line the bottom of the pan with foil to avoid a big mess!)

Lay bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf.

Make the sauce: add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Stir together. Pour 1/3 of the mixture over the top of the bacon. Spread with a spoon.

Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another 1/3 of the sauce over the top. Bake for another 15 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining sauce.

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