If you haven't seen the movie Wedding Crashers, then this title is just super awkward. But you still get the point, and that's alllll that matters!
Meatloaf! Meatloaf is one of those meals people don’t usually eat unless their Mom made it. I wrote down a very simple and basic, but super delicious recipe to start, and then some fun variations for your more adventurous moments in the kitchen! Momma Salisbury is to credit for this delicious rendition. And like I said before, people usually won't try meatloaf unless their own mom made it, but hey, I've made this recipe for professional football players, and boss man chefs... all approved, and asked for seconds, so there's that!
2 pounds New Boston Beef Ground Beef
¼ cup Breadcrumbs (fresh, plain, Italian seasoned, whatever you like)
3 tbs Whole Milk (or cream for extra love), the fat helps keep the
meatloaf extra moist, juicy and soft.
¼ cup Parmesan cheese (the real stuff, grated)
A few dashes Worcestershire sauce
½ small Onion; minced, sautéed until translucent.
2 tbs Garlic; minced
2 tsp Kosher salt
½ tsp Black pepper
½ tsp each Oregano and thyme
1 can Condensed Tomato Soup
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, start with the ground beef. Crack the eggs in a separate bowl, just to be sure you don’t ruin your meat if you get a bad egg, and then add to the mixing bowl. Add your breadcrumbs, cheese, milk, onions and seasonings. Using a fork, mix all the ingredients together. Mix like you are “fluffing” the meat, until everything is combined. Do not over mix. Add mixture to your loaf pan. Spread meat until its even across the pan, but do not pack into the loaf pan. Using a spoon, empty the soup can on top of the meatloaf and spread evenly. Bake for about 45 minutes; you’ll see the soup and meat juices bubbling when its done. Serve with mashed potatoes, peas, and carrots for one of our favorite meals. Eat your veggies; because, momma.
The next day, slice meatloaf, and nuke in the microwave for 2 minutes, add a slice of cheese, and serve on your favorite toasted bread for a delicious meatloaf sandwich.
Like BBQ? Swap the Italian seasonings out, and use cumin and chili powder instead. Once in the loaf pan, add a cup of your favorite BBQ sauce on top.
French onion style. Yes. Please. If you like onion dip or french onion soup, you'll LOVE this. Mix first 7 ingredients with a packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix.Add half the meat mixture to the loaf pan, and add a layer of swiss cheese right on top of the meat. Add the other half of the meat mixture on top of the cheese. You can omit the tomato soup in this recipe. Bake as usual!