Not your Mother's Meatloaf (not smoked)

11/25/17 @ 9:51 AM
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12packabs
12packabs
USER since 12/19/06

The best meatloaf I have ever made and eaten (just finished leftovers this morning for breakfast):

2T butter

1 small onion, diced

1C red bell pepper diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1-1/4lb ground beef

1-1/4C Italian bread crumbs

2oz grated parmesan cheese (not powdered Kraft, real grated)

1/2C plain yogurt

1 egg, beaten

1/4C ketchup

2T Worcestershire

8-14oz fresh squeaky cheese curds (more the better)

1t salt

1tsp black pepper

In nonstick skillet, melt butter and saute onions, red pepper and garlic 5-6 minutes till soft.  Remove from heat and set aside.

In Large bowl combine all ingredients, mix by hand (latex gloves recommended) till combined.

Distribute mixture into loaf pan(s).  I use two smaller ones, could use one larger one.

Bake at 350F for 1 hour, drain fat and let sit for 5 minutes before cut and serve.

Note:  Make sure the cheese curds against the pan wall get that carmelized crunch on the outer surface.  Again, I add actually 12-14 oz of curds...makes me live up to my handle.  This recipe is so easy and can handle a lot of modifications without negative effects.  I sometimes add lot of green tobasco to the final product for a some zip.  One of my favorites.

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1/3/18 @ 6:39 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

Made a double batch - one minus onions and peppers for my youngest. 

Just put it in the oven, we’ll see how it turned out in about an hour.  

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1/2/18 @ 10:06 PM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
USER since 9/27/01

Oh I'm all over this!  The one modification that I've made to meatloaf, other than smoking it, has been to add black olives.  I'll probably carry that over here too.

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1/2/18 @ 8:46 PM
Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

I’m making this tomorrow - I’ll let you know how it turns out! 

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11/27/17 @ 7:49 PM
12packabs
12packabs
USER since 12/19/06

Glad you liked it.  I've been known to eat it in 2 sittings (wife gets 2 servings, I eat the rest...)

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11/27/17 @ 8:59 AM
TimDenvers
TimDenvers
USER since 11/16/17

Great recipe, man! Thanks for sharing!

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