When I was a kid my mom used to make meatloaf all the time for us. While I wasn’t always the biggest fan, I never detested it.
But tonight, with the help of my mom, we recreated the classic meatloaf and added a twist to make it a little more appealing to my taste buds.
Ingredients [Serves 4-6]:
- 3 lbs. chop meat (I used beef, pork, veal combo)
- 1/2 c. barbecue sauce, ketchup, or other condiment (I used a grilling/dipping sauce: Maple-Habenero)
- 3 heads of broccoli florets
- 1 1/2 c. cheddar cheese
- 1 c. parmesan cheese
- 1 c. breadcrumbs, separated into 1/2 cups
- 1 medium sweet white onion, finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the meat, barbecue sauce, breadcrumbs, and onion. Mix (with your hands–it makes it better) all the ingredients together.
- Once everything is equally combine, lay the meat mixture out flat over a piece of tin foil.
- Sprinkle the cheeses over the meat. Top with the broccoli.
- Roll the meat together, creating a pinwheel affect. Use the foil to aid you in packing everything together.
- Shimmy the meatloaf onto a large roasting dish. Top with another layer of breadcrumbs.
- Bake for one hour.
Feel free to add or subtract any combination of cheeses and veggies–next time I’m tossing in some mushrooms for sure! Serve with roasted potatoes for a well-rounded flavor. I also made a quick brown beef gravy with this meal.