Pity She Who Must Be Obeyed. One of the side effects of my cooking obsession is the need to try new things. I have a favourite meatloaf recipe that we really like. However, there may just be a better recipe out there and I have to look for it. This time I made Classic Meat Loaf with Pepper Jelly Glaze.
I found the recipe on the Canadian Beef site – www.beefinfo.org. I have tried several of the recipes from this site with good success. The link for this recipe is:
Classic Meat Loaf with Pepper Jelly Glaze
I started by grating the carrots and onions and frying them per the instructions.
I mixed the eggs, seasonings and milk and soaked the bread crumbs. Then I mixed the carrot/onion mixture, liquid and meat together being careful not to over mix.
I made up the glaze mixture and heated it in the microwave. I formed the meatloaf and brushed it with the glaze. Then, into a 350 F oven. My instant read thermometer confirmed the internal temperature was over 160 F.
I drained off the fat.
We served it with Crispy Crushed Potatoes (the next post) and coleslaw. We used the left over glaze mix with the meatloaf.
This is a very good meatloaf. It has a lighter texture than most meatloaf and is quite tender. The flavour has a sweet touch and a nice mild seasoning mix.
However, here’s the rub. While I would be happy to be served this meatloaf anytime, it isn’t quite as good as my favourite meatloaf recipe. My recipe gives a denser meatloaf which is more what I am used to.
It really comes down to a matter of taste. If you like a nice light meatloaf with great flavour, you will love this one. If you like a more old fashioned dense meatloaf, try my favourite.
The good news. both are delicious.
The Old Fat Guy