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Meatloaf Shmeatloaf

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I almost didn’t post this, considering my complete mess ups and the meatloaf’s completely unphotogenic qualities unique appearance. So I threw an overlay on top. Yay for rainbow-bubbled meatloaf! Not.

Well.

I suppose I had mentally prepared myself for this moment.

I mean, in my journey towards kitchen proficiency..this was bound to happen.

Yes, dear readers – it finally happened.

I completely bungled up a recipe. Sigh.

But it turned out alright, considering that I completely forgot the egg and tomatoes. I mean – those are major ingredients! How did I forget them? Arghh. And I wondered why the meatloaf was so crumbly!

I suppose I can only speculate what it should have tasted like – probably fantastic. The sauce was alright – a little sweet though. The meat was decent, and the bits of vegetables were a pleasant addition. The recipe is from Food Network. Try making it – the correct way with egg + the canned tomatoes!

The recipe makes around 4-5 servings

Rating: 5/10

Difficulty Level: Easy

Total Time: 1 hr 10 min (Prep Time=10 min, Cook Time=1 hr)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

Topping:

  • 1/3 cup ketchup (I used a bit more than that)
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 375˚ F. Prepare all ingredients.

2) Mix until combined (don’t over mix – this results in a tough meatloaf)

3) Put ingredients in a baking dish and shape into a loaf

4) Prepare the sauce and put it on the loaf

5) Bake for 1 hour, or until internal temperature of meat is 160˚F