I have been looking for a good meatloaf recipe and found this one from Alton Brown.
Alton Brown Meatloaf Recipe
The picture doesn't do this justice but I forgot to take picture before, so this is after. This was moist and flavorful. Made a meatloaf sandwich the next day and it was delicious.
Oven rack should be in center position. Preheat oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Combine croutons, black and cayenne pepper, chili powder, and thyme in food processor. Pulse until it becomes crumbs, Place in large mixing bowl. Add onions, carrots, garlic and red pepper to food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Don't overpulse should not be puree. Pour into bowl. Add the chuck and sirloin to bowl. Add salt and mix well. Don't squeeze the meat.
Press the meat mixture into a loaf pan. Turn it over and place on baking sheet. Cook 10 minutes and pull out from oven and remove loaf pan.
Cook Meatloaf another 55 minutes. Mix the ketchup, cumin, hot sauce and honey in bowl and stir well. Once the meatloaf has cooked that 55 minutes, pull out and brush topping on top. Cook additional 10 minutes.
Let meatloaf cool 10 minutes before serving.
Adapted from recipe found on The Cookie Rookie
Instant Pot Vegi Chili
Flavorful chili that is quick and easy to make.
Combine the beans, tomatoes, ketchup, garlic, taco seasoning, red onion, chilis, broth in your instant pot. Stir thoroughly. Program to bean/chili and let cook.
About 10 minutes before the pot is done pour olive oil in skillet. Brown your vegi crumbles. I like them to be a bit crisp for texture. Once the chili is done pour the crumbles in and stir.
Ready to serve and top with your garnishes.
*For the vegi crumbles I used the Smart Ground Mexican
You could easily make this in a crockpot as well.
If you wanted to use ground chicken, turkey, or beef you could substitute as well.
Adapted from recipe found on Alexandra’s Kitchen
Honey Soy Drumsticks
These are flavorful and extremely easy.
Preheat oven to 400.
Wash and pat dry drumsticks. Spray a 9x13 pan and place the chicken in it.
Combine ingredients and mix well. Pour on top of the chicken and cover thoroughly. I did this twisting with tongs.
Cook in oven for 30 minutes. Take chicken out and turn over. Cook for an additional 30 minutes. Take out again and turn cook for remaining 15 minutes.
Ready to serve.
Original recipe was found on Cooking Light.
Vegetarian Meat Loaf
This is a delicious alternative for a loaf dish. Served with mashed potatoes.
* I used my food processor to chop the mushrooms. It blends it real nice and save on time.
Take the mushrooms once coarsely chopped and in a fine strainer. You are wanting to get the moisture out and I found the strainer was the easiest way to do that. Squeeze out the moisture. Place in lg bowl.
Take the saute blend and add to the bowl with mushrooms. Add the toasted walnuts, basil, panko and salt and pepper. Mix well. Take the ketchup, mustard, and Parmesan. Mix well. Take the two lightly blended eggs and mix well. The mixture should become ,moist and keep shape.
Spray loaf pan with cooking spray. Press loaf into pan and it should fill out to the loaf pan size.
Preheat oven to 350. Cook loaf for 45 minutes.
Mix topping items together. After loaf is done cooking the 45 minutes, take out and brush topping loaf and cook an additional 10 minutes.
You can check your loaf with a knife in center to see if done, should be relatively clean. When you take loaf out let sit for 20 minutes.
Slice and serve.
If you do not like peppers you can substitute with two carrots.