Wednesday, February 18, 2009
More from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Copyright 2008
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 onion, very finely chopped
1 pound ground beef
¾ cup bread crumbs
¾ cup ketchup
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the egg, 3 tablespoons water, the Worcestershire, horseradish, mustard, salt, pepper and onion. Add the beef and bread crumbs and use your hands to quickly and thoroughly combine. Gently press the mixture into a 1.5 quart glass (Pyrex) loaf pan. Spread the ketchup over the top and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. I baked it ahead of time then I sliced it and grilled it on the Griddler when we were ready to eat it.
Makes 4 servings.
I already have a few good meat loaf recipes but that doesn't stop me from trying more of them. I like this recipe because it only calls for 1 pound of ground beef and I usually freeze my ground beef into 1 pound portions. Many meat loaf recipes call for 1 1/2 pounds of ground meat.
This was definitely a meat loaf recipe that I would make again. I liked the little kick from the horseradish. My son loved it. He said that I make the 'bestest meat'. I'm beginning to think he's a bit of a kiss-ass.
I always grill my meat loaf so I can't say how this recipe would be straight out of the pan. I like the added flavor that it gets from being grilled on the Griddler.
I hope there are more Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives books coming. I would like to see more recipes in future editions but even though this one doesn't have all that many, the recipes it has are winners.
Question of the Day: Would you ever order meat loaf in a restaurant? As much as I love it, I can't see ordering it in a restaurant.