Thursday, January 28, 2010

Meat loaf

I was bored last night and tried my hand at making meat loaf. I browsed through several recipe websites and finally figured that I had to improvise on the recipe because I didn't want to shop for the unavailable stuff.

This is a good reference for the cooking method although I didn't follow the ingredients to the tee. As you can see the picture below, the ingredients I used was minimal and available at home.

My recipe:
250 ground beef
250 ground pork
1/2 cup cream
1 tbsp Lea & Perrins
2 tbsp tomato sauce
3 heap tbsp bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Celery
1 large yellow onion (chopped)
1 red capsicum (chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste.

Saute the onions and capsicum in some EVOO. Allow to cool. Set aside.
Use hands and mix the meats and the rest of the ingredients together well.
Mix the onion and capsicum mix with the meat mix last.

I didn't have a small loaf tin so I used this round glass container.
I set the oven for 180 C and baked for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Below was the outcome.

Not only looks nice but tasted absolutely delicious!! First time and a great success too! Love the taste and texture.


javapot said...

tks for sharing this - haven't really tasted meatloaf be4, believe or not.

Bento Pet said...

javapot: Meatloaf taste different depending on what you add in. It's better than eating canned meat e.g. luncheon meat etc.

Once, #2 asked me - "Mum, don't you know that luncheon meat is cancer causing?". I still have that can of luncheon meat on my shelf!

HK Choo said...

Thanks for sharing this, Bento Pet. It's my first time tasting a meatloaf, also a first timer in making it, so happy that it was a success! Here's the write-up to thank you personally:

Absolutely a definite keeper :)

Bento Pet said...

HK Choo: Thanks n Happy New Year! Glad to see you are still visiting!


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