Monday, December 10, 2012

Cajun Meatloaf


  • 1 whole Bell Peppers 
  • 1 whole Medium Onions
  • 2 stalks finely diced Celery 
  • 3 cloves Of Garlic
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Optional: A Few Shakes Of Hot Sauce
  • 2 cups Ketchup, Divided
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 cup (to 2 Cups) Breadcrumbs
  • 2 pounds Of Lean Ground Beef (92% Lean)
  • 1 pound Ground Pork
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 2
    Chop all of the fresh vegetables (peppers, onions, celery) into a small dice and mince the garlic. Over medium-high heat, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Once butter begins to start browning, add the diced vegetables and garlic. Add about 1 teaspoon salt.
  • 3
    After these have cooked for a few minutes add 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon nutmeg and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper. If you like it hot, add a couple shakes of your favorite hot sauce. Next add about 1/2 cup of ketchup. Continue cooking and stirring for a few more minutes. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    After allowing the mixture to cool for a couple of minutes, add about 1/2 cup of milk. Stir until combined. Next add at least 1 cup of breadcrumbs. Continue adding breadcrumbs and stirring until mixture is a nice, thick paste.
  • 5
    In a large mixing bowl place the ground beef and pork. Whisk 3 eggs and add to the meat. After allowing the pasty vegetable mixture to cool down a bit, begin incorporating it into the meat. Keep working all of the Cajun-Vegetable mix into the meat until all is blended well. but use your fingers and almost fluff lightly. Over mixing your meatloaf will cause you to have a dry hard brick. 
  • 6
    Spray a sheet pan with some non-stick cooking spray. Next, using your fingers, add the meat to a loaf pan. Don't press it down hard. Let it sink on its own while its cooking. Poke a finger down the center until you can touch the bottom (this will also your meatloaf to cook evenly and will avoid a dry outside and moist inside.  Make the loaf around 6-8 inches wide and about 1 1/2 inches thick. Slightly flatten your top of the meat. 
  • 7
    In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together 3/4 cup of ketchup with about 2 tablespoons honey. Slather this sauce over the whole meatloaf.
  • 8
    Place in a 400 degree oven for about 40 minutes.

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