I have always loved meatloaf. My mom made pretty good version when I was growing up, but she cooked it in a baking dish so there wasn’t nearly enough crusty exterior. And she never glazed it the way my friend Stanley’s mom did. But then Stanley’s mom used too many fillers and overcooked hers. Then there was Craig who lived behind my house. His mom put whole cooked eggs in hers. That just ain’t right. This one here though…just right.
Alton Brown's Good Eats Meatloaf ✯ 6 oz garlic-flavored croutons; ½ tsp ground black pepper; ½ tsp cayenne pepper; 1 tsp chili powder; 1 tsp dried, ½ onion, roughly chopped; 1 carrot, peeled & broken; 3 whole cloves garlic; ½ red bell pepper; 18 oz ground chuck; 18 oz ground sirloin; 1½ tsp kosher salt; 1 egg ✯ Glaze: ½ cup catsup, 1 tsp ground cumin, Dash Worcestershire sauce, Dash hot pepper sauce, 1 TBsp honey ✯ (Chop onion, carrot, garlic & red pepper in a food processor)