BEST MEAT LOAF RECIPE | INA GARTEN | FOOD NETWORK
Provided by: Ina Garten Bio & Top Recipes
Total time: 1 hours 25 minutes
Cook time: 1 hours 25 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
|1 tablespoon good olive oil|
|3 cups chopped yellow onions (3 onions)|
|1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves|
|2 teaspoons kosher salt|
|1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper|
|3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce|
|1/3 cup canned chicken stock or broth|
|1 tablespoon tomato paste|
|2 1/2 pounds ground chuck (81 percent lean)|
|1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs (recommended: Progresso)|
|2 extra-large eggs, beaten|
|1/2 cup ketchup (recommended: Heinz)|
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Heat the olive oil in a medium saute pan. Add the onions, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent but not brown. Off the heat, add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste. Allow to cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, onion mixture, bread crumbs, and eggs, and mix lightly with a fork. Don’t mash or the meat loaf will be dense. Shape the mixture into a rectangular loaf on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Spread the ketchup evenly on top. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F and the meat loaf is cooked through. (A pan of hot water in the oven, under the meat loaf, will keep the top from cracking.) Serve hot.
How do you substitute ingredients in a recipe?
Substitutions in cooking can be pretty straightforward, if you consider what function the missing ingredient performs in the recipe. (Baking’s rules are a little more rigid.) Is the ingredient there for moisture? Structure? Flavor? Texture? Garnish? Once you identify it role, you’ll better be able to replace it.
What can I use as a substitute for butter in cooking?
These recipe substitutes will give similar results in your recipe. Some may give you a slightly different taste but it will still be similar in most respects. 1 tablespoon butter or margarine = 1/2 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil (frying, sautéing or grilling)
What is a good substitute for vegetable oil in a recipe?
Vegetable oil – Coconut oil makes a great substitute! Margarine – Clarify butter to remove milk solids and give it a high smoke point. Peanut butter – Sunflower nut butter tastes very similar and is Paleo compliant.
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Beef that takes longer to cook, such as chuck roast and beef stew meat, can be substituted with meats that also require long cooking times, including pork butt or a whole chicken. If you’re looking for budget steak options, the best way to go is with flank steak, strip steak, or skirt steak.