Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pastor Ryan’s Cajun Meatloaf








There's a meatloaf recipe waiting in my drafts to be posted on the blog. I saw this recipe and wanted to post it and also add my humble opinion on something.

On a recipe board a comment was made that pioneer woman's meatloaf was terrible. I pinned the recipe before I saw the comment and  to tell you the truth, it made me want to make the meatloaf.

You can put quite a few cooks in a room and give them the same recipe and that recipe will taste different from each person. Does that make the recipe a bad recipe? Not IMHO it doesn't!

There are manners. If you don't like the recipe, don't make it again! Why go on and slam it when someone else may love it?

We loved this meatloaf.  I would make it for company, it's that's good. 

I don't go over to Pioneer Woman much but Pastor Ryan's Cajun Meatloaf will have me checking out more recipes on her site.


Ingredients:

3 whole bell peppers ( used 2 peppers)
2 whole medium onions
5-6 ribs of celery 
8 minced cloves of garlic
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon worcestershire
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
A few drops of hot sauce ( suppose to be optional but I added 3- 4 drops) 
2 cups ketchup, divided
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup (to 2 Cups) breadcrumbs( used panko)
2 pounds lean ground beef (92% Lean)
1 pound ground pork
3 whole eggs
2 tablespoons honey

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Chop or add the vegetables to the food processor  (peppers, onions, celery) into a small dice pieces and mince the garlic. Over medium-high heat, melt 6 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan. Once butter begins to start browning, add the diced vegetables and garlic. Add about 1 teaspoon salt.


When they have cooked 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 ½ cup of ketchup. Continue cooking and stirring for a few more minutes. Remove from heat.

 Cool the vegetable mixture for a couple of minutes, add about ½ cup of milk. Stir until combined. Next add about 1 cup of the breadcrumbs. Continue adding breadcrumbs and stirring until mixture is a nice, thick paste.

In a large mixing bowl place the ground beef and pork. Whisk 3 eggs in another bowl and add to the meat. After allowing the breadcrumb vegetable mixture to cool down a bit, begin adding it into the meat. Keep working all of the Cajun-Vegetable mix into the meat until all is blended well.

Spray a sheet pan with some non-stick cooking spray, I added a sheet of aluminium foil to the pan. Next, using your hands, form your meat mixture into a loaf on the sheet pan. Make the loaf around 6-8 inches wide and about 1 ½ inches thick.


In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together ¾ cup of ketchup with about 2 tablespoons honey. Slather this sauce over the whole meatloaf.

Place in a 400 degree oven for about 40 minutes.

45 comments:

  1. I agree with you Linda, on your opinion . There are so many people in this world, and each of them has a special quality that makes them special. Each of them has their own tastes and their own ways of doing things. If you don't like something, don't do it or make it again, but don't make others not want to try or make it. This meatloaf sounds good. I am not much of a meat eater these days, but I do like a meatloaf that will comfort me. I have a meatloaf recipe I got years and years ago from Taste of Home. It was a Mini Meat loaf recipe that my whole family loved. My kids now ask me for the recipe to make for their families. Thanks for sharing this one..it sounds like a good one to keep.

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    1. I have to make the recipe you saved! I can not believe you saved it for 10 years. I think I posted that one on OWBB.

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  2. Linda you're SO right about opinions.....everyone has one and everybody's taste is different. What's not so good to one may be just what someone else wants. I've been at the receiving end of some of those "negative" reviews after I've praised a recipe so I know exactly how it feels. I don't go by reviews on anything.....I look at the recipe and if it has ingredients we like, I'll try it. I certainly won't let someone else's opinion dictate what I do. I'm the judge of what I like-not someone else.

    And IF I make a recipe and don't care for it? I'd NEVER tell someone that....I just wouldn't make it again. Why hurt someone's feelings just because you and/or your family didn't care for the dish? I know how it feels to be bashed-I won't do that to someone else.

    Some people feel their opinion is the ONLY ONE that matters I guess. I KNOW mine isn't.....

    OK-now to your meatloaf...I LOVE LOVE LOVE that photo-and am SO envious of your warm temperature and sunshine. That looks like something we'd really like. I adore Ree Drummond and love her website...I've been a reader of hers for years..lots of great stories-some REALLY funny. She talks about real life and KEEPS it real...I love that about her-she's not afraid to say when she messes up. I have all her cookbooks and watch her Food Network show on Saturday mornings when I can. A lot of her stuff is plain good rib stickin' food......she has fancy stuff too but for the most part, she's cooking for her meat and potatoes husband and her 4 cute kiddos......and a bunch of ranch hands....and she makes it look EASY...

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    1. Thanks Myra...that whole recipe bashing thing is kind of a hot button for me........ :)

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    2. We know there is no need for it and we know just by looking at the ingredients that it's gonna be good.

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  4. This is an interesting recipe for meatloaf....I don't think I have ever made one with celery. It is strange how a family will grow to think that the things they have been raised on...is the only way that it is good. Meatloaf was on the menu this week already.....I'm going to copy and give it a try.

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    1. I haven't added as much celery in a meatloaf as i did in this one. The food processor made chopping it up easy. Gabe loved this recipe. A make again for sure.

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  5. Boom, there it is. EVERYONE has an opinion. That's good, but if it's going to be unkind, then keep it to yourself. If you need attention THAT BAD, then find another way to get it. Ree has all kinds of recipes on her board and everyone's taste IS different. I get a kick out of the "resident recipe critics" they make so many things with cans and boxes and rave about how wonderfully delicious those recipes are. I often wonder if they actually know what REAL food tastes like. Off my soapbox, they aren't worth it.

    This does look really good and have everything to make it. I'm with you Linda, If the ingredients are what I like, I might just try it. Some people just have a bitter taste in their mouths that never go away. comes from a bitter mind. Thanks for sharing and that photo is making me hungry!

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  6. Now this looks very delicious! I could go for a slice of this for supper tonight.

    Oh opinions! Aren't they a varied bunch! No need to share one's opinion though if it's hurtful and very negative. I don't get that some need to comment on everything. If one can't say nice things, just keep it to one's self. The world would be a much more pleasant place.

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    1. It sure would Angela! At least we can make it pleasant for each other <3

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  7. Angela so well put. I just posted about bashing on FB. I don't think it will help though. Linda I read her book and enjoyed it. I do catch her cooking show off and on. I will try this one.

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    1. Let me know how you like it. Maybe you might want to share it on FB.

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  8. Yummy this looks really great. Never had celery, butter, nutmeg or honey in meatloaf before. If it cools down here this weekend, I will be trying this. If it has butter in it, it has to be good.(Paula Deen) Really looking forward to making this with all the ingredients as written.

    My dad always said " If you don't have anything nice to say, keep your mouth shut." That was before computers. lol
    Carol San Diego

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    1. Same here Carol- I never added honey before and I certainly will be adding it from now on!

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  9. I love a good meatloaf, and a cajun version would be fun to try!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely link on Fridays Feature Linky Party!!! Have a great weekend, Karren

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    1. Hi Karren- we loved this and hope you do also.

      See you next week at Friday Feature Link Party

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  10. I agree, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all! This recipe looks good to me!

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    1. It was very good and a make again for sure

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  11. Love this recipe! Meatloaf is one of my favorites & I can't wait to try this one. Thanks for sharing it at the Homemaking link-up. Blessings!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it and come back and let me know.

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  12. I made her meatloaf and we did not care for it BUT I really enjoy most of her recipes and I try to watch her show.
    I really enjoy her shows.

    Rue

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    1. Wouldn't it be boring if we all loved the same thing? We really liked this recipe and will make again.

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  13. I love Pioneer Woman and have made many of her recipes. I will have to give this one a try. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! I am always glad to see you!

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    1. Cynthia- as soon as I get your email I'm at the party ASAP! I really liked this one and hope you do also.

      See you next week.

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  14. It's funny how people love to say nasty negative things while hiding behind their computers.
    I think this meatloaf looks great...jam-packed full of flavors. I like to add a sweet glaze on meatloaf but have never tried honey. Usually ketchup and brown sugar. Will have to try something new next time.
    Thanks for sharing Linda. And for sparking an interesting discussion.

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    1. It is Michelle. Lots of flavor. Hope you guys enjoy it.

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  15. I tried this meatloaf Mon. and it was awesome. Loved all the flavors. You are right Linda, adding honey was awesome. I had some wild flower honey that I used. I didn't leave any of the ingredients out. Hubby and I think it is a keeper. Thank you very much.

    I remember posting my first recipe on DH forum and was attacked about the temperature . You think twice before posting again. Carol San Diego

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    1. Thank you SO much Carol! I am thrilled you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting everyone that you liked it.

      hugs,
      Linda

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  16. I could not agree more!! This looks great! Thanks for linking up with SNF! Pinned to our party board!

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    1. Thank Jaren- thanks for stopping by and for the pin!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  17. We like meatloaf now and then and have one, a sweet and sour meatloaf that we love! However, I like mixing things up and this sounds yummy. Pinning. Thanks for sharing with SYC. And I agree, we don't all like the same things. Never know till we try it.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. That's so true Jann. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Thanks so much for linking! Come back tomorrow!
    Hugs
    Isabelle

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  19. So very true! My mother and I have the same bread recipe (for example) but you wouldn't know it. They both taste good but still VERY different for some reason! :) Thanks for sharing another great recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Please join in again this week as our new link up is running...

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    1. You know I linked up at the party!

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  20. This sounds so yummy! I love a little kick of hot sauce! Will definitely be trying this soon! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I will be pinning this to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board. I hope you join us again this week!

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    1. Sydney- can you send me a email when the party goes up? Thanks

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  21. What a delicious Meatloaf, can't wait to try it! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  22. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  23. Thank you Miz Helen! My Red Plate is now on my feature page :-)

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