Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grilled meatloaf?

Grilled meatloaf? Whoa. You might be thinking.. no way right? The grill cannot maintain even temperatures in order for the meatloaf to come out right.

Wrong. Foodie success up here in East Texas! I have access to the most beautiful six burner, gas stove but sadly, the oven is not function-able at the moment, due to the gas lines or something. Regardless, I made meatloaf! I had a 14 oz package of grass-fed beef I wanted to get the most out of for my buck; so I was really set on making this meatloaf. I baked it in a regular 9-inch baking pan, set out on a cookie sheet (preferably one you don't mind getting lovely black grill marks on the bottom of), set on the grill, covered at about 350-400 degrees. Mine came out after 45 minutes or so.

I paired my meatloaf with Picky Eater's recipe of Tuscan Chickpea Soup. I only had one can of chickpeas, compared to three, but it still turned out quite tasty. Instead of Parmesan on top, I used its tasty, slightly-forgotten sister, Pecorino Romano. YUM!

Here's my meatloaf recipe:
  • 14 oz package grass-fed beef
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup marinara or tomato sauce
  • chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano, plus a little grated on top!
  • 1/2 of an onion, chopped/grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or garlic salt
  • salt and pepper
Bake at 375 for 45-60 minutes.

Seeing as I cooked the meatloaf, ON THE GRILL... the bottom came out a little burnt, but it was still super moist and tasty. No ketchup needed! And I have lunch for the week.

No, it's not very pretty... but I get an "A" for taste. The grill didn't compromise flavor!

It seems like I've been blogging away all day, but I'm just trying to get organized. If anyone has ANY tips on how to make my navigation bar, more, um, attractive, let me know. It was all I ended up with after a very frustrating two days of html research.

xo, B

1 comment:

  1. This is pretty cool to see. You can cook just about anything on grill! Meatloaf's nice because you'll get a lot of flavor. Mmmm.