Amy is coming over for dinner Friday. This is the way our texts went:
K “What do you want for dinner?”
A “Whatever- just tell me what to bring.”
K “Do you like meatloaf?”
A “Not really”
K “Me neither”
A “Then why do you ask?”
Historically, the only meatloaf I begrudgingly like is the one featured above. (You know your like his sultry lyrics too- don’t judge.)
This in mind, making Meatloaf doesn’t sound like something I would jump on- but my Mom and Bev were both raving about this recipe so I thought may be Ina would change my mind.
Here we go- three kinds of meat (veal, pork, beef) some sautéed onions, celery, herbs- so far so good- mash this all up with some milk, panko, egg-
This gets shaped- well- into a loaf- I’m not sure why this is on a baking sheet and not in a loaf pan. I’m also not sure what shape it’s really supposed to be in. (This is 1/4 of the recipe) I squished it up a bit more before putting it in the oven.
After it was cooked it looked like this- I’m still dubious. It looks like cheese has leaked out the side- I assume that is just fat. (not selling you on this yet- am I?)
At any rate- we sliced it up, threw on some mashed potatoes and broccoli- and the garlic sauce-
Looking better? Not really. This is not something I would serve to anyone who wasn’t blind folded.
OK Ina, you win. It was delicious. The garlic sauce in particular was amazing. I will make this again (not only because I still have 1/4 recipe uncooked in my freezer)
Again, I will say the serving size is giant. The book says that it serves 6-8, I think it serves 12 if you are having any sort of side- which you MUST do just to soak up the garlic sauce.
Pure comfort food. I think this guy would be proud.
Recipe can be found here.