Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cast Iron Meatloaf

I just love cooking good old fashioned stick-to-your-ribs kinds of meals.  I call it farm cooking.  Who doesn’t have memories of mom’s meatloaf, good or bad.  This is my favorite way to cook a meatloaf.

Grab two pounds of hamburger; add in a small diced onion, some crunched up soda crackers, two eggs, salt and pepper, and whatever other seasonings you like.  Mix it all up - not too much you don’t want your meatloaf to be thick like a brick.  Form it into a loaf.  Now let’s have some fun.  Using your big cast iron frying pan (or you could use a baking dish but it’s not as much fun), place your loaf in the middle and add some goodies around it.  Today I added carrots, potatoes and onions.  Season your veggies and lightly drizzle with olive oil.  Smear some ketchup over the top of the meat.  Cover and bake at 350 for about one hour.  Uncover and bake until done. Yum.  My grandmother also added strips of bacon on top.  She was a health food nut.

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