One of my favorite comfort foods is meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Several meatloaf recipes have made it to this blog and all of them have been good in their own way, but now this one is my favorite. There is really no special ingredients that are added, but I think that sauteing the peppers, onion , and garlic makes a big difference in the flavor. This was not my bright idea although I would love to take credit. Emeril Lagasse’s recipe for meatloaf kept coming up at the top of my Best Meatloaf search and while his recipe is much more complicated than this simple one he did saute the vegetables first. So I thought I would give it a try and guess what it works great! The idea for these Meatloaf Muffins came from Better Homes and Garden’s Make and Take magazine. I think it is a great idea if you have small children or you do want to take this to a pot luck dinner. But, I found them to be more time consuming than just the standard free formed meatloaf cooked on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Although the muffins might take a shorter time to cook I found that placing them in the muffin pans took longer to prepare. This recipe made it to my table three times last month and even the leftovers are grand! Continue reading
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Are you a lover of meatloaf? I’ve found that you either love it or hate it. There is no in between. Here is recipe that you are going to love. It screams out with so much flavor. I’m a lover of meatloaf especially my mother’s meatloaf. Her recipe has eluded me for as long as I have been cooking. She used just ground beef with an egg, a few bread crumbs, onion, and bell pepper. The loaf was placed in a corningware loaf dish. To make a wonderful tomato gravy to go with the meatloaf she poured tomato juice over the meatloaf then baked it. It was heavenly with rice. I’m not going to give up, but in the mean time this fantastic recipe certainly does fit the bill!