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.
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
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.