Let's just talk about one of my favorite meals for a second... what's that you ask? Oh I'll tell you!!! It's MEATLOAF!
MEATLOAF you say??? Really? MEATLOAF? That's not good at all! Alright, well let me tell you this... what if I said try this recipe and I promise you will change your mind? Yes! I mean it. I'm like a salesman right now trying to sell you the best meatloaf of your life... and I'm so sure of it that if I'm wrong... well... you can.... you can... well heck! I don't know you can sky write it in the sky that I gave you the worst meatloaf recipe... but I know I'm not! This is good... and I call it... you ready for this???
Not your mother's meatloaf!!!
1 POUND GROUND BEEF OR GROUND TURKEY
½ RED BELL PEPPER DICED
2 STALKS CELERY DICED
1-2 CARROTS DICED
1 ONION DICED
1 LARGE CLOVE OF GARLIC MINCED
3 TBS HOT SAUCE (NOT TABASCO, USE CRYSTAL OR TAPATIO)
4 TBS WORCESHIRE SAUCE
1/3 CUP KETCHUP
1/4 CUP PLAIN BREADCRUMBS
1/2 CUP MILK
1 OR 2 EGGS (I USUALLY USE 1)
1 tsp. Garlic Salt
Salt & Pepper to taste
MIX EVERYTHING TOGETHER WELL-
ADD TO A BREAD LOAF PAN THAT HAS BEEN SPRAYED WITH
NON STICK SPRAY OR COATED WITH OIL. PAT IT IN THERE AND PUSH DOWN THE EDGES SO IT MAKES A LITTLE SLOPE THAT GOES DOWN TOWARDS THE EDGES-
BEFORE IT GOES INTO THE OVEN- MIX ABOUT 1 TSP KETCHUP, A FEW DASHES OF HOTSAUCE AND WORCESHIRE SAUCE TOGETHER AND SPOON IT ON TOP OF THE MEATLOAF- COVER THE WHOLE TOP OF IT WITH THIS MIX- WILL MAKE A GREAT GLAZE ON TOP OF IT- ADDS GOOD COLOR AND FLAVOR
COOK IN OVEN FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS ON THE BACK OF THE MEATLOAF PACKAGE- OR I USUALLY DO 35 OR 40 MIN ON 400
SERVE WITH MASHED POTATOES & GRAVY
EASY MASHED POTATOES:
PEEL, DICE & BOIL POTATOES-
DRAIN- RESERVE A BIT OF WATER
ADD ½ STICK OF BUTTER, ¼ CUP OF MILK OR HEAVY CREAM, 3 TBS SOUR CREAM
MASH WITH A FORK FIRST- THEN USE HAND BLENDER AND MIX ON MEDIUM HIGH SPEED FOR UP TO 5 MINUTES.