The Crazy Suburban Mom: Much-Meat Loaf

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Much-Meat Loaf

In an effort to really meat-up dinner today (after last night's "It doesn't taste like meat" Loaf), I'm making two meat overload dinners.

I plan on serving one and the other will be used for two other meaty dinners. (Details on those to follow.)

For the Much - Meat Loaf I didn't have what I wanted in the pantry so I went to the store and bought much meat.

To a 1 1/2 pound package of meatloaf mix (beef, veal and pork) I added:

I package of meatball mix..

This one, in fact..



I mixed the contents of the packet with:

1/2 cup of water
1 egg
3/4 can of tomato sauce

I put the much-meat mix in a loaf pan and topped with even more meat. Bacon. Even if the boy doesn't like the Much-Meat Loaf he will like the bacon. Even vegetarians like bacon.

It's a well known fact.

I bought center cut bacon hoping it would be less fatty but bacon's bacon and it still was fatty. I took some of the fat off of 4 slices and placed the semi - fatless bacon over the Much-Meat Loaf.

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes and than pour off the fat. There will be fat to pour off (unlike my turkey loaf). Return to the oven and bake another 35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 185 (according to various sources because of the pork). Whether you have to pour off even more fat depends on your meat mix and bacon. I did.

So how was this?

muchmeatloaf

Really good.

It's very meaty. Very juicy. Tender but still holds together... With a taste of bacon that goes all the way through it... And crispy bacon on top. I have no doubt that this will be a hit with the "But it doesn't taste like meat" crowd. And by the way...the house smells like heaven.

Well, bacon.

Same thing, though.


Hey, I smell bacon....

muffin

It's not for you, Ginger...

muffin1

Than I don't want to look...



7 Comments:

The Laughing Idiot 5/20/09, 11:47 AM  

I'm all for using what you got, but my mom MADE me eat her meatloaf when I was a kid. To this day the only "loaf" I will eat is of the bread type.

Hope the fam enjoyed their meat.

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Kimberly 5/20/09, 11:57 AM  

I HAD MEATLOAF LASTNIGHT TOO - WOW - BACON ON TOP SOUNDS FREAKIN' GREAT TASTIC.. WOW I WANT SOME OF THAT!!!

Mommy24cs 5/20/09, 12:23 PM  

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tracy 5/20/09, 12:31 PM  

The laughing idiot - My mother was a terrible cook. I think thats why I am willing to let people not eat...and try different recipes :) thanks for the award, I put you in my sidebar!

Kimberly - bacon on top was really good :) I would def. do this again!!

Mommy24cs - Thank YOU! I put you in my sidebar!

tracy

chicamom85 5/20/09, 12:46 PM  

Have a great day.

http://hubpages.com/hub/RECIPES-FOR-BUSY-PEOPLE-PIZZA-MEATLOAF

I have a fun meatloaf recipe, check it out if you can.

Thanks Anne

Mommyof2girlz 5/20/09, 1:49 PM  

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@eloh 5/20/09, 4:34 PM  

Oh my that looks good. Now I want meatloaf.

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