Thursday, March 11, 2010

Blue Plate Meatloaf Anyone??

My family loves meatloaf. This is one meal I can get everyone to eat. And I make more then enough for leftover meatloaf sandwiches. The secret to anything made with ground meat is to add a little spinach to the mix, whether your making meatloaf, meatballs, or your own hamburger concoction for the grill. The spinach will always make it moist and delicious and will add some good vitamins too! Serve with a nice heap of mashed potatoes and a veggie, and your all set...

- In Medium bowl mix the following:

*1/4 c. sauteed chopped celery
*1/4 c. sauteed chopped onion and peppers
*2 1/2 lbs. ground beef and pork /or ground turkey
*1 Tbls. Worcester sauce
*1/2 c. seasoned breadcrumbs
*2 tsp. basil
* 1/2 c. chopped spinach (previously frozen and drained)
*1/3 c. ketchup
*2 tsp. minced garlic
*2 eggs
**It can be hard to mix with a spoon , so don't be shy dig in with your hands. It is best not to over mix so don't use a mixer!
*What you want to do is form 2 or 3 longer, skinnier loaves (They bake quicker), in a roaster pan.
*Bake covered for 40 to 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Then take off cover and add ketchup on top if you like, or your favorite sauce, and bake an additional 5 to 7 minutes.
*Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
Guarantee you will LOVE it!

2 Others Say::

suburbangrandma said...

Meatloaf is such a nice a easy meal to prepare. Half of my family loves it and the others don't care so much about it.
I never tried spinach, so I have to give a try next time, but I like to add a packet of onion soup mix instead of some of the other seasonings.
By the way, I made those oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, and they were awesome! Thanks.

lindalou said...

This sounds really good. I might have to half the recipe as I have a small family left at home. I really like the idea of putting in spinach. I usually mix ketchup and barbecue sauce together for the topping.