Friday, August 31, 2012

Mistakenly Good Meatloaf

I erred. And from what I understand.. it is human to do so. I must admit that sometimes, well more often then not, I am in a hurry.

So when my teen boy child requested meatloaf.. I huffed and puffed but gladly defrosted the ground hamburger and pork. Anything to keep those teen hunger moods  pains away!

I didn’t feel like using my normal Meatloaf recipe because I haven’t blogged about it yet and that would mean pulling out my cookbook which is really messy because the pages are not attached. That is another blog entry all together so I will not even get into it. Lets get into this rushed meatloaf shall we?

I searched on Allrecipes.com and found Tantalizingly Tangy Meatloaf.

Interesting.

I had crushed pineapple to use up since I had made coleslaw and didn’t use all of it. Yes, I put crushed pineapple in my slaw. It is yum.

The recipe seemed quick and easy… so quick and easy I didn’t read it properly.  I threw everything in a bowl…I increased the recipe because 1 pound of meat doesn’t last in this house of 5 with 4 of us being carnivores.

It wasn’t until I was looking to glaze the thing that I realize I didn’t read the recipe right. OOP.  I threw in the crushed pineapple WITH the meat… and it was originally meant for the glaze. Oh well.. what’s a wife to do.. but carry on and keep it rollin..

The results? A plate of tangy goodness.

 

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My kids loved it. Of course.. they love pineapple so it was a winner.

I ended up glazing it with my go to Meatloaf Glaze.

 

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So.. here is what I did…

Mistakenly Tangy Meatloaf

adapted from: Allrecipes.com

 

1 pound ground beef

1 pound ground pork

3/4 cup  cup dry bread crumbs

garlic powder to taste

2 eggs

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup ketchup or more to taste

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup pineapple preserves or more or less to taste

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place all ingredients in bowl and mix well and place in loaf pan.

Glaze with any glaze of your preference. Here is mine from my Lentil Loaf recipe and it complimented it well

 

GLAZE

1/2 cup ketchup

1 tsp hot pepper sauce

1/2 tsp coriander

1/4 cup cider vinegar

3 tbsp packed light brown sugar

 

Bake meatloaf in oven for about 50 minutes until done.

So good.. be sure to judge your pineapple servings wisely.. too much will make this too sweet!