Monday, December 10, 2012
I crave comfort food when it is rainy days. I particularly like meatloaf and mashed potatoes. So that is what we are having. Our son Travis, called it Loaf Meat when he was a child, so naturally we still call it that.
1 pound (or so) of ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
dash of fines herbes and dill (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
3/4 cup oatmeal
1 cup milk
1/4 cup ketchup (or catsup)
1/2 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
Preheat the oven to 350.
Dump the meat in a large bowl. Dice the onions.Then add all the rest of the ingredients.
Use a fork to mix everything up I like to let it sit for a bit so everything gets soaked through.
Put everything in a loaf pan. I like to top it with a bit of ketchup (or catsup, whatever), but it is not required. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
Let the finished meatloaf sit for a bit to firm up. If you try to serve it now it will fall apart. Tastes great, but doesn't look like a slice of meatloaf. We couldn't wait for it to firm up. Too hungry. Tomorrow I will fry up a piece and make a sandwich on sourdough bread. Can't wait...and I'm not even hungry.
I didn't show any vegetables or salad. But you should really have something green with this meal. We didn't, but you should.