What is meatloaf?
Meatloaf is a dish made with ground meat and other ingredients that have been shaped into a loaf and baked or smoked.
Hand-forming the final shape on a baking tray or pan-forming it in a loaf pan are both options.
It’s typically cooked with ground beef, but it can also be made with ground lamb, hog, veal, venison, poultry, or shellfish.
Individual pieces can be made by slicing the cooked meatloaf like a loaf of bread.
It can easily get dry, thus there are a variety of strategies for keeping it moist, such as adding breadcrumbs and eggs, covering it with sauce, wrapping it, or utilizing moisture-enhancing components in the mixture, such as stuffing it with fatty meats, rich cheeses, or vegetables.
As early as the fifth century, the Roman cooking book Apicius mentions minced meat meatloaf.
Meatloaf is a cousin to the Dutch meatball and is a traditional German, Scandinavian, and Belgian dish.
Scrapple, a blend of ground pork and cornmeal served by German-Americans in Pennsylvania since medieval days, is the basis of American meatloaf.
Meatloaf as we know it now never seemed in recipes until the late 1800s.
Ingredients for the meatloaf
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 500g/1lb 2oz beef mince
- 750g/1lb 10oz pork mince
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp mustard
- 100g/3½oz breadcrumbs
- 50ml/2fl oz double cream
- 1 free-range egg
- salt and freshly ground pepper
Ginger, garlic, onion, green chili pepper, vegetable oil, mixed seasoning, salt
Get ur minced chicken or meat
blend it to a smooth paste using vegetable oil
Add your ingredients and mix season
A bit of salt to taste
Add a little oil onto baking sheets and transfer the paste onto it
Bake under a low heat
Serve with a drink of your choice, such as fresh yoghurt, or cut into little pieces and add to the stew.
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