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01 Oct, 2008

If you’re only going to make one kind of meatloaf, this is the one you should make

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

It’s the best I have found thus far. It’s an easy meatloaf recipe, and it’s a winner!

- it’s economical because it will feed our family more than twice
- one out of two kids ate it
- husband had seconds
- it’s easy

This meatloaf recipe is pork-based, which is great, because many of us are trying to cut down on the amount of beef we’re eating.

This recipe is from the February 2005 issue of Canadian Living.

2 eggs
2 cups bread crumbs
2 cups grated carrots (I grated a couple extra carrots and made carrot salad)
4 cloves garlic, minced (oops, forgot the garlic. It was good without it but I will definitely add it next time.)
1 tsp each, ground ginger, salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 cup thinly sliced green onions (5 or 6)
2 lb lean ground pork
1/4 hoisin sauce

- In large bowl, whisk eggs. Mix in bread crumbs, carrots, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, and 3/4 cup of the green onions. Mix in pork.
- pack into a 8 x 4 loaf pan, mounding top. Spread hoisin sauce over top; roast in 400F oven until meat thermometer registers 160F … about one hour. Sprinkle with remaining green onions before serving.

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It was delicious. I served it with the grated carrot salad (carrots, a bit of extra green onion, slivered almonds, a sprinkle of sugar and rice vinegar), blanched broccoli, and roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes. This is the best meatloaf I’ve come across. Do let me know if you’ve tried it!

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5 Responses to "If you’re only going to make one kind of meatloaf, this is the one you should make"

1 | LO

October 1st, 2008 at 10:59 am

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LOVE LOAF and this is the time of year for it. I will try your recipe. I have a great one that uses cheese. Everyone that tries it loves it-kids too. Let me know if you want it and i will send it:)
Lo

2 | Amy

October 1st, 2008 at 10:54 pm

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I have a recipe a lot like yours, but it adds a grated onion, a grated potato, and 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce to the mix. It ends up extremely moist and flavourful.

3 | Muskaan

October 2nd, 2008 at 5:28 am

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I’ve never tried making meatloaf – but this sounds yummy. Must try it!

4 | Julie

October 2nd, 2008 at 4:43 pm

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I make a mighty fine meatloaf that uses both pork and beef… but I’m always up for a change. I will try yours, and would love a look at Amy’s recipe too, if she would share. Please?

5 | A birthday party for a girl who’s ten >> a peek inside the fishbowl

May 16th, 2009 at 7:12 am

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[...] head to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for Emma’s birthday dinner. On the menu: meatloaf, roasted potatoes, and cucumber [...]

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