meatloaf

and i’m not referring to the guy who sang “bat out of hell” and appeared in “fight club” with brad pitt 😛

i’m writing about the quintessential american comfort food. i’ve heard tell that this dish is one of the first things americans learn to cook. well, since i didn’t grow up here, it wasn’t in my repertoire (plus i had more interesting dishes to learn to cook) — until tonight. caught an episode of “barefoot contessa” the other day and ina garten made meatloaf. the ingredients and directions were fairly easy so i was able to jot them down quickly. and except for the ground pork, i had everything in my pantry and refrigerator. it came out rather well and i had this with buttered corn as a side dish 🙂

here’s a link to the recipe, in case you want to make it 😛

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Betis Boy says:

    yup. i'm thinking the closest in our culture that comes to that is embutido (though it's more of a meat roll than a loaf) or maybe rellenong manok. or meatballs 😀 i'm gonna try making some soon. do you know that embutido tastes better when you fry it in slices and then crisp it up a bit? try it! 😀

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  2. Guagua Girl says:

    oh yeah, the embutido is definite the closest dish to the meat loaf. but i like our embutido much better. i mean, c'mon, it's got cheese, ham, raisins, etc. he he he. and yes, i like to “fry” the embutido slices as well (in a nonstick pan, you don't even need oil). i do prefer the sauce over ketchup, though.

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  3. Betis Boy says:

    my aunt makes the meanest embutido sauce. she gets the pan droppings after the embutido rolls have been steamed, then puts cream and breadcrumbs in it. amazing. you can make a meal out of the sauce over freshly cooked rice.

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  4. Guagua Girl says:

    wow, that's really rich. my mom takes just the pan droppings and sautés it in tomato sauce. the mix of flavors is just out of this world 😀

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  5. Betis Boy says:

    oh, i think she also puts tomato sauce… now i'm not quite sure if it's cream or tomato sauce my aunt puts. maybe both 😀

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