The primary betoken of this prison-style meatloaf video is to demo you lot what happens when you lot brand meatloaf similar your grandparents did. And no, I'm non accusing your relatives of spending fourth dimension inward the joint. During the Great Depression this type of dish was a pop strategy for stretching what picayune meat you lot had, into equally filling a repast equally possible.
As times got better, people went dorsum to meatier versions, as well as immediately exclusively low-budget, high-volume nutrient service operations characteristic this culinary dinosaur. I did an Italian meatball-inspired version, which was quite nice, but this method volition run amongst virtually whatever meatloaf recipe.
Most modern meatloaves telephone phone for well-nigh 1/2 to 3/4 loving cup of dry out crumbs per 2 pounds of meat, as well as hither we’re using 1 1/2 cups. It makes a pregnant deviation inward the texture, producing something much softer as well as moister. While non equally "meaty," this does brand for an interesting alternative to play around with. I'm looking at you, menage unit of measurement of 10.
As I nation inward the video, I decided to spike my love apple tree sauce amongst also much balsamic vinegar, which rendered it non great. So, if you’re going to follow this recipe, merely purpose a regular pasta sauce, or your favorite meatloaf glaze. I promise you lot reach this a endeavor soon. Enjoy!
Ingredients for 1 giant meatloaf (about 10 large portions):
1 tbsp olive petroleum
1 tbsp butter
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds put down chuck
2 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly put down dark pepper
cayenne to taste
2 large eggs, beaten
2 oz Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely grated (about a packed 1/2 cup)
1/2 loving cup chopped Italian parsley
1 1/2 cups rattling dry out white staff of life crumbs (not toasted!)
1 1/2 cups milk to soak (squeeze out excess)
3 or iv cups of love apple tree sauce to bake in, optional