|Expensive for all those people who pay full price.|
Note: I made twice this because I really like meatloaf.
2 pounds ground beef
1 box mushrooms
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 clove garlic
Spaghetti sauce or ketchup for top
Heat oven to 350°. Press or mince garlic. Finely chop mushrooms, or just put in a blender with the egg. Mix everything together, shape into a loaf in a 9x13 pan, cover with sauce, and bake until a meat thermometer reads 160°. (Mine took about 1½ hours.)
I think meatloaf is really underrated these days. It's a massive slab of ground meat! How could anyone not like it? Granted, the fact that it ends up looking like this doesn't help.
|Things that are this delicious don't need presentation.|
|It's also a great way to use up vegetables you forgot you froze.|
|I don't have a plate that big, and it's no harm if you wash the platter afterward.|
|I have occasionally found newspaper in my supper, but I figure it's fully cooked.|
Since I can't set a bowl under the grinder, I decided to just set the baking pan under it to catch everything.
|One box still-frozen mushrooms.|
|That blackish stuff is mushrooms.|
Eventually, we got to this point.
|I could have stopped here and sold it for $45 a plate.|
|If I keep making things that look like this, I'll have to open a restaurant and offer steep discounts to people who come in with proof they have severe vision problems.|
Seriously, I love this clip. That's Laurence Olivier (who you may remember from those stuffy Shakespeare films your teacher made you watch in English class) inexplicably annoyed by a beautiful woman (who apparently brought her own karaoke records) singing to him.
|As you can see, there was some shrinkage.|
Also, if you leave out the bread filler, this will leave you feeling stuffed for hours. I only had the heel and I was full until sunrise. Also, the bread's not there to soak up the drippings and fat, so they run right out and leave you with nothing but tasty meat.
You may not think this is a convincing argument, so I'll add what happened to the leftovers. Well, I'd wrapped it in foil and left it in the downstairs refrigerator. Usually, no one steals anonymous leftovers- it's the processed crap with bright logos that gets pinched. However, my meatloaf mysteriously vanished within a day. Curse you, thieves! Don't make me put Fancy Feast burritos in the fridge!