Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mini Meatloafs and Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

   I am a lover of meatloaf, I confess . . . I see absolutely nothing wrong with a dish that allows you to add whatever you have on hand and that still turns out easy and fairly fast. It may not be viewed as gourmet by some but it is something that I just love to dive into every now and then! It has become especially fun to make since I got married due to the name that it goes by in my husbands family . . goat loaf!

   We aren't exactly sure who in his family started calling it that, but it has stuck and now our family enjoys "goat loaf" too! I love to add veggies to my meat loaf, especially onions and shredded zuchinni! I never have been a huge fan of adding lots of bread crumbs to it . . . I guess it just depends on what I have and the mood that I am in . . . so my recipe for meatloaf is ever changing but always a welcome sight at our dinner table!

Mini Meat Loaf's

Recipe by: Emily

2 lbs Extra Lean Ground Beef or Turkey
1 Medium Onion, diced (you can use fried onions too)
2 eggs
1/2 cup Zucchini, shredded
1/4 cup Evaporated milk
1/3 cup Bread crumbs or Quick Oats (you can add more if you prefer!)
1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
1 1/2 tsp Seasoning Salt or Steak Seasoning (according to mood, or taste)
Freshly Cracked Pepper

Combine all ingredients and shape into a loaf and place in a loaf pan or make mini meat loafs in mini loaf pans or a muffin tin. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 -60 minutes for a large meatloaf and 30-35 minutes for mini meatloaf's. Glaze with ketchup or Mom's Meatloaf Glaze and broil until glaze or ketchup begins to caramelize and bubble.

For the Glaze I do it the way my mom did, starting with 1/2 cup of Ketchup and 1 Tbsp brown sugar, if you want a sweeter glaze add more brown sugar according to taste.

Oven Roasted Corn

4 Ears of corn, husks on, corn silk removed

Wrap the cleaned ears of corn with the husks still on in Aluminum foil. Place in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and butter cobs, then sprinkle with salt and freshly cracked black pepper, enjoy!

Mini meatloafs freeze very well!


Jenny said...

What a perfect looking meal Emily! I love each and every part of it. Thanks for sharing!

RecipeGirl said...

I love meatloaf too! I put chopped mushrooms in mine... keeps it moist and I sneak some veggies into it without my son realizing it.

Interesting idea to roast corn on the cob. Haven't done that one yet!

Lisa said...

Great meal! Good idea to roast the corn. Have never tried that before.

Pam said...

Delicious. I love the idea of mini meatloafs and you can't get much better than roasted corn. Great recipe.

Emily said...

Jenny- Thanks so much! Sometimes the most simple things are best!

Recipegirl- I too am a mushroom fan . . its my hubby that's not! But great idea!

Thanks Lisa! The corn was awesome, I had never cooked it that way before either!

Pam I love making mini anything in my mini loaf pans . . I agree roast corn is so Yum-E!

Brandi Parry said...

Yum em!! I will be trying this one too! The little loaves are cute! and the great!

Emily said...

Hey Bran! Yeah we both live with carnivores so a little meat now and then is a necessity!