Meatloaf

Meatloaf was never a supper staple in my house growing up and I’m not entirely sure why. Maybe how long it takes to cook? But it is a) delicious and b) cheap. Especially when you find a package of ground veal with a pink %30 off sticker in the grocery store.

One of M’s friends came by for supper tonight, so instead of leftover night, I pulled out my Joy of Cooking book and cooked up the meatloaf recipe.

Here’s the recipe, adapted from the beef meatloaf recipe in The Joy of Cooking

Veal Meatloaf

1 lb ground veal
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup catsup
2/3 cup chopped parsley
3 eggs
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Mix everything together. Use your hands. Getting messy is part of the fun of meatloaf. Mmm… raw meat between my fingers… Throw the whole mixture into a loaf pan and bake at 350*F for an hour. The meat should be 160*F in the middle when it’s done.

If you split the meatloaf into 8 pieces, each piece has about 190 calories. The About Calorie Counter gives the recipe an A, so it’s pretty good for you too!

And with it, we had perogies (another delicious thing I don’t remember having growing up) and salad. This may have been the most delicious meal we had this week.

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  1. Mom

    Why no meatloaf when you were growing up?

    Your mother was not organized enough to take the hamburger out of the freezer early enough. I got really good at finding things to cook that could start with a frozen lump!

    Meatloaf (and meat balls) require mixing of ingredient and forming. Not possible with frozen.

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