Yet another blast from my past as I move some of my favorite Blog Posts from the old old blog to this new home... For all but a loyal few of you it should be brand new... ENJOY!!!
I got most of this recipe from THE CHEW TV Series.
Halloween goes with Vampires goes with Garlic goes with Carla Hall's Garlicky Meat Loaf!
Today Carla tackles a classic, adds a bit of seasonal humor and a Holiday ingredient. Lots and lots of garlic! I LOVE IT!
Carla's loaf is a pretty standard recipe, with a couple of exceptions...
Oatmeal replaces bread crumbs. She runs them through a blender to grind them up a bit. Then she soaks them in milk to add volume (and I believe to keep the grease from the sausage and hamburger from being absorbed). You soak the oatmeal in milk for a couple of minutes which puffs the oatmeal dust up perfectly.
There are onions, carrots, horseradish and optional celery (which I added) in the loaf, so plenty of hidden vegetables. Not exactly Daphne healthy, but anytime you can hide vegetables in something this tasty you are a step ahead.
And speaking of Daphne, the vampire teeth she wore during the group tasting was a pretty odd way to let her off the hook for eating meat today. I mean she tried a hot dog... Is meatloaf any worse?
But I digress...
I made a few additions to the recipe. to make it my own
A added a dusting of ground garlic powder on the top before adding the sauce.
I also used a pound of very spicy sausage (recipe calls for 1/2 a pound added to a pound and a half of hamburger.
I added Mustard Horseradish as well
I also used a remote prob meat thermometer that measures the internal temperature of the meat prior while it is cooking. I cooked until the temp read 160 degrees. Carla's recipe calls for a 1 hour cook time. I had formed my loaf pretty thick, so it took almost an hour twenty minutes to cook through.
And the verdict is DELICIOUS! As good a meat loaf as I have ever had.
the horseradish, BBQ sauce and spicy sausage combines to make a tangy zippy flavorful meatloaf. Certainly not too spicy, not painful runny eyes heat, but certainly a better meatloaf!
The Oats did indeed make a big difference. Moist throughout and this morning, when I made my meatloaf sandwich for breakfast, it was just as juicy!
You can find Carla's version of this recipe on The Chew website by clicking HERE.
Here's what I did...
Garlicky Meat Loaf
- 1/3 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Dry Oatmeal, finely ground
- 1 Pound Ground Beef
- 1 Pound Spicy Italian Sausage
- 1 Medium Red Onion, Chopped
- 1 Medium Carrot, Grated
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 TBS Horseradish Mustard
- 6 Cloves Garllc, Minced
- Large Pinch Salt
- Large Pinch Pepper
- Dusting of Garlic Powder
- 3/4 Cup You Favorite BBQ Sauce
- 1 TBS Tabasco
- 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a medium bowl, combine milk and oatmeal. Let sit for 2 minutes.
- Stir in eggs, horseradish mustard, BBQ Sauce, garlic, salt and pepper.
- In a large bowl, combine ground beef, pork, onions and carrots. Gently mix in oatmeal mixture until combined thoroughly.
- On a parchment or foil lined sheet pan, shape mixture into a loaf. Score the top diagonally.
- Bake for 30 minutes... Add BBQ Sauce glaze if desired.
- For BBQ Glaze, combine... 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce, 2 tablespoon roasted garlic, 1 tablespoon tabasco, 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine all ketchup glaze ingredients and slather ketchup glaze on top.
- Bake for another 30 minutes or until done.
- Serve HOT and ENJOY!!!