Not Your Momma’s Meatloaf {Barefoot Bloggers}

Meatloaf.  It’s what’s for dinner.  Or so I told my family.  They weren’t thrilled at the idea, the husband having flashbacks of dry, tasteless meatloaf, and the children having flashes of television shows where meatloaf is the enemy of child-kind.

But the rule is ‘you have to taste it’ at my house, so they did.  And guess what, Mikey?  They liked it.  This Ina Garten recipe for Individual Meat Loaves for this week’s Barefoot Bloggers turned out to be surprisingly delicious.

Here’s what I think made the difference:  First, you begin with sauteed onions, cooked until soft so they melt into the meat instead of staying crunchy.  Secondly, chicken broth is mixed in along with the other ingredients which keeps it from being too dry, like meatloaf sometimes tends to be.

Want to hear your husband say “this is the best meatloaf I’ve ever had”?  Click here to get the recipe a give it a go.

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3 thoughts on “Not Your Momma’s Meatloaf {Barefoot Bloggers}

  1. At first I thought the broth would make it soupy and wasn’t sure how it’d all hold together. I DID add a bit more tomato paste than called for to help bring it together better. I thought it turned out great.

  2. I had to laugh when I read about your hubby having flashbacks about dry tasteless meatloaf because I got the same kind of response from my hubby with an added “eww” but he was pleasantly surprised & really enjoyed it.

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