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Anything Goes Meatloaf
I call my recipe Anything Goes Meatloaf because I never make it the same way twice. That's the one main thing I like about meatloaf; you can switch the ingredients around, make it spicy, meaty, or full of vegetables depending on what you have on hand.
Make a few up at the same time and freeze them before cooking them. This makes a perfect meal for those too busy to cook days, especially around holiday time.
Basically I start with the main ingredient being ground beef or ground turkey. If you've never made meatloaf before, breadcrumbs, and an egg will be needed to keep the loaf together.
Photo Source: Susan Zutautas
- 2 pounds of lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
- 4 -5 shakes of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 large egg
- Garlic powder or fresh garlic
- Fresh ground pepper
- Dried thyme
- 1/2 green pepper chopped
- 5 green onions chopped
- 1/4 cup of sliced green olives
- 1/2 cup of frozen peas
- 1/4 cup of ketchup
- 2 Tbs. of Dijon mustard of choice
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spray an oven safe casserole dish or bread pan with cooking spray. (Much easier for cleanup)
- Prepare and chop all the vegetables that you'll be using and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, and the egg, mixing gently.
- Next add all of the spices, olives, chopped vegetables, and frozen peas, then mix again.
- Firmly press the mixture into the loaf pan or casserole dish. With your fingertips go around the edges of the dish making a small trench. This will make draining the meatloaf easier when it is time to serve.
- Pop into the oven for about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes or until cooked.
- Remove from the oven, carefully drain the fat, let sit for five minutes before slicing and serving.
How do you make your meatloaf?
Have to love Rachael Ray's cookware. With this meatloaf pan you'll find that draining the fat is so easy as you simply lift the loaf out of the pan once it is cooked. This pan can be used in an over up to 500 degrees, is nonstick, and has extra wide handles for a confident grasp.
Do you like meatloaf, and what is your favorite ingredient to put in meatloaf?
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