Friday, February 11, 2011

Manly Meatloaf

When I think of a manly dinner, I think of meatloaf. When I think of manly ingredients, I think of beef, grill seasonings, smoked gouda, and BEER! All together this makes the ultimate meatloaf that any manly man would enjoy!

I got this idea from a Rachel Ray burger recipe. Meatloaf is my man's favorite, so when I saw the ingredients for her recipe, I immediately thought to turn this into a meatloaf! For a topping, I simply added our favorite BBQ sauce to the traditional tomato sauce. This recipe is a fun take on a traditional favorite, and it makes excellent sandwiches the next day!

Manly Meatloaf
recipe inspired by Rachel Ray's Smoky Beer Burgers
yields 4 to 6 servings
2 lbs meatloaf mix (ground beef,veal, & pork)
1 medium onion,
1/2 bottle of beer
3/4 lb of smoked gouda, cut into small cubes
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1-2 tablespoons grill seasonings
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 egg
1-15oz can tomato sauce
1/2 cup BBQ sauce (your pick)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients above except BBQ & tomato sauce. Grate onion right into bowl to include all the juices. Mix well and mold into a loaf on the baking pan. In a smaller bowl, mix BBQ sauce with tomato sauce. Use 1/2 of the sauce to coat the top of the meatloaf. Bake for about 45 minutes. Warm the remainder of the sauce on the stove or in the microwave. Serve with the BBQ Tomato Sauce and Perfect Mashed Potatoes.


thecountrycook said...

I like the addition of beer and topping it off with BBQ sauce. Looks great and I know how hard it is to get a good picture of meatloaf!

briarrose said...

I adore the addition of beer and gouda....neither of which I've thought to add to meatloaf. Wonderful ideas. :)

Arthur said...

Beer, Gouda, Beef. I would agree, this would pass as a "manly man" dinner, and something I definately have to try next time I make meatloaf.


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