Good Eats Meatloaf

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 10 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 45 min
 
YIELD: 6 to 8 servings
LEVEL: --

ingredients

  • 6 ounces garlic-flavored croutons
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and broken
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 18 ounces ground chuck
  • 18 ounces ground sirloin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
    • FOR THE GLAZE:
      • 1/2 cup catsup
      • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
      • Dash Worcestershire sauce
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      Directions

      Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

      In a food processor bowl, combine croutons, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and thyme. Pulse until the mixture is of a fine texture. Place this mixture into a large bowl. Combine the onion, carrot, garlic, and red pepper in the food processor bowl. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped, but not pureed. Combine the vegetable mixture, ground sirloin, and ground chuck with the bread crumb mixture. Season the meat mixture with the kosher salt. Add the egg and combine thoroughly, but avoid squeezing the meat.

      Pack this mixture into a 10-inch loaf pan to mold the shape of the meatloaf. Onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, turn the meatloaf out of the pan onto the center of the tray. Insert a temperature probe at a 45 degree angle into the top of the meatloaf. Avoid touching the bottom of the tray with the probe. Set the probe for 155 degrees.

      Combine the catsup, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and honey. Brush the glaze onto the meatloaf after it has been cooking for about 10 minutes.

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      • on February 07, 2014

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        I've looked for the perfect meatloaf consistency for years. THIS IS IT!
        We have reduced and eliminated some of the spices over time to suit our tastes (like cumin), but that doesn't impact the perfect texture of this meatloaf ..

        Follow his instructions ... you can watch his 4-minute video on YouTube by searching "Good Eats Meatloaf-Food Network"

        Hugs to Alton Brown!

        P.S. I agree it does need to cook longer than specified above, especially when starting from cold meats. A little over an hour in my oven.

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      • on September 24, 2013

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        Loved this one. Been trying to find a great Meat Loaf recipe and now I have it. Thanks.

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      • on June 23, 2013

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        After reading all the reviews I decided to cook at 350 for 48 minutes. It was extremely good. I would make this again whenever I am in the mood for meatloaf. I left out the carrots and used ground beef and ground turkey!!!

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