Alton Brown Meatloaf Recipe

I have been looking for a good meatloaf recipe and found this one from Alton Brown.

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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.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Topping
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Topping
Instructions
  1. 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.

Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Meatloaf with a deliciously sweet sauce.

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (loosely packed)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 onion, small (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup saltine crackers (finely crushed)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. Mix together brown sugar, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in small saucepan.

  3. In a mixing bowl combine remaining ingredients through crackers.

  4. Shape into a loaf and place onto a 9″x9″ pan.  This allows the fat to drain away from the pan.

  5. Spread enough of the ketchup mixture on the top to generously cover the meatloaf.  Allowing it to drop down the sides.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until juices run clear.  

Recipe adapted from American Heritage Cooking