My momma could make a meatloaf to die for; my meatloaf just pretty much sucks! I use the same ingredients she always did but mine just doesn't taste as good.
One of my all time favorite meals as a kid was meatloaf, mashed potatoes and English peas. And once in a while I do attempt to cook a meatloaf just so I can have that menu, it just never works out very well!
Since I love to cook, I read cookbooks like a vampire fan reads the Twilight series. I can't wait for a new cookbook to show up on the book aisle at the grocery store or Wal Mart. Once I find one that looks interesting, I bring it home and read it front to back.
Fred used to tell people that he was afraid to come home for dinner when he saw me with a new cookbook because he never knew what to expect!
This recipe is based on one I found in a recent Taste of Home magazine. It turned out really delicious, very moist (in fact, next time I won't use so much tomato sauce in the mix). The addition of the Greek yogurt, which I forgot to tell Fred was in it, must be what contributes to the unique flavor.
I like it well enough that there will be a recipe layout done and included in my Cooking with the Cricut recipe album.
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 tsp. Olive oil
2 garlic gloves, minced
Saute onion and pepper in olive oil until tender.
Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
Transfer to a large bowl and add:
¾ cup Panko bread crumbs
¾ cup grated cheddar cheese
½ cup tomato sauce
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
2 T. minced parsley
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Chili powder
1 lb. Ground beef
Mix thoroughly. Place in 8” square pan and bake at
350° about 25 minutes or until center tests at 165°.
¼ cup tomato sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. Chili powder
¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
Return to oven and bake about 15 minutes longer.
Here's the layout I threw together!