Epic Meal Time: Peaches’s Meatloaf
As I was preparing my lunch for tomorrow, I figured I’d document it. My recipe for meatloaf is pretty much the same as for burgers, except when I build the burgers I put cheese in the middle. The meat has a lot of flavor and is very moist, it has become my thing to bring to a BBQ aside from the dulce de leche dessert which I will publish soon.
I came up with this recipe after watching some cooking shows about different kinds of burgers, I always change ingredients for things I commonly use or substitute when I’m out of something. In case you haven’t noticed, I improvise a lot.
- 1 lb bacon
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb sausage
- 2 eggs
- pork flavored stuffing
- 1 medium onion
- 1 medium bell pepper
- jalapeños – optional
- olive oil
- soy sauce
- worcestershire sauce
- other spices
Chop the bacon is small sections, small enough so they can blend with the meat but big enough you can bite. The bacon fat adds a lot to the overall flavor when it cooks. I use thick cut peppered bacon when I can.
Finely chop the onion and the bell pepper, it has to be small enough that it blends easily with the meat. I only add jalapeños when I make it for myself and a few select friends, most people don’t like how spicy it ends up.
Take the pork flavored stuffing and run it through a blender or food processor, it should end up being a powder. The stuffing helps bind the meat and adds a bit of flavor.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl, the amounts always vary because I don’t like measuring. Season to taste, you can cook a small piece to try it out (I don’t like tasting raw meat, you can do that if you’d like). Here’s a shot of the spices I used this time.
Mix everything thoroughly, make sure all the stuffing is blended with the meat. Preheat the oven @ 400, place the mix in mold(s) and cook for 50 minutes.
Add ketchup, BBQ sauce or whatever you like and enjoy.