Thursday, January 03, 2008
Mama's Oatmeal Meatloaf
I can't say much more than that this the real thing, straightforward and eternally satisfying.
Mince 2-3 cloves garlic, 1 onion, and 2 T. fresh parsley. Add 1 lb. of the very best grass-fed, local ground beef (meatloaf is as good as the meat you use. Mama gets hers from Polyface Farms, of Omnivore’s Dilemma fame), 1/2 - 2/3 c. rolled oats, 1 tsp. salt, pepper and 2 eggs to moisten and bind. Mix well and add milk or yogurt as needed to make it moist. Shape into a nice loaf, place in a greased bread pan, and spread homemade ketchup over the top (at all costs avoid high-fructose ketchup). Bake uncovered for 45 minutes to an hour at 350 degrees. Serve with more ketchup and some of the summer’s succotash, or mashed potatoes, or sweet potatoes.