Meatloaf Try #2!
This time I changed the ingredients just a tad to see if it would taste better, worse, or the same– mostly by using grass-fed beef instead of buffalo.
Takes 5 hours to cook. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
What you’ll need:
1 and 1/2 pound of ground grass-fed beef; We had the pleasure of buying ours locally from Deep Roots Meat where we took the farm tour last fall!
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 cup ketchup; 1/2 cup to be used in the actual meatloaf, and 1/2 in the topping sauce
¼ cup water
¾ cup wheat germ (but feel free to use bread crumbs)
1 large egg
1 cup smoked real Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon mustard
How to make it:
1. Mix all ingredients together except brown sugar, mustard and 1/2 cup ketchup in a mixing bowl. (I used my hands.)
2. Flatten into a thick pancake covering the entire bottom of a 6-8 quart crock pot cooker.
3. Cook on high for 1 hour and then on low for 3 additional hours. Pour off grease.
4. Stir remaining ½ cup ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard together and spread over top of meat loaf to pretty-fy.
5. Cover and cook on low for one more hour or until the meat loaf registers 160 degrees.
Which was tastier? The buffalo meatloaf or the grass-fed beef meatloaf?
I liked the buffalo better. My husband said the grass-fed beef. We’ll eat them both.
How do you make your meatloaf?
- Think You Know Beef? What About Seasonal Grass-Fed Beef? (eastbayexpress.com)
- Grilling Advice From A BBQ Guru (jovinacooksitalian.com)
- 5 Reasons Grass-Fed Beef Isn’t a Fad (mindbodygreen.com)
- Grandma’s Best (no ground beef!) Meatloaf (mommyshrink.wordpress.com)
- Mom’s Meatloaf (manoahswifecooks.com)