Monday, February 16, 2015


Not the comic, the much maligned food that everyone claims to hate, but for which everyone has a recipe.  Milady makes a great one, but so do I, so while she was at work today I decided to cook a meatloaf for supper.

PawPaw's Meatloaf

3 lbs good ground chuck
1 yellow onion chopped
1 cup chopped green peppers
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

In a large bowl, combine everything.  Wash your hands.  Get in there with your fingers and squish it around, get all those good flavor bits included in the meat.  Wash your hands again.  Put the mixture in a large (half steam table tray) container.  It should look like this when it's ready to go into the oven.

Slide it in to a 350 oven for two hours, or a 250 smoker for three hours.  When the internal temperature of the loaf gets to 160F, you're good.  Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.

I serve my meatloaf with au gratin potatoes, or for a cajun flair, boil some little red potatoes and corn-on-the-cob in water seasoned with crab boil.


Old NFO said...

Good stuff! And the right kind of comfort food for the weather we're having!

zdogk9 said...

Perfect, add a bit of chilli powder and it'd be perfecter.

Retired Spook said...

When we have Italian sausages for dinner one night, within the next couple of days, we'll have a meatloaf. The Boss takes the leftover sausages and Mancini peppers, runs them through a blender, and adds that to the other stuff. Makes an amazing meatloaf.