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8/28/12 10:01 A

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I also like to use ground beef and sausage mix and often do ground turkey with the other two then oatmeal and some seasoned bread crumbs (my own) with the higher proportion the oats...the seasoning varies some and never a recipe per se but by smell and looks...then never do it in a loaf pan since my husband is especially fond of the outer crispier edges so I free form it so it gets more edge per slice. Love meat loaf!

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8/20/12 3:53 P

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LiveDaily - thanks for sharing your recipe. I'll give it a try.
I've only made meatloaf a very few times, but I've like it using a mix of minced (ground) beef plus pork sausagemeat. The latter has a different texture to the mince, and that still seems to come through despite the mixing!
I do like the idea of using oats instead of breadcrumbs - always on the lookout for that kind of substitute emoticon

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8/19/12 6:28 P

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my DH made meat loaf that was awesome; never used a recipe; it was in his head! now that he's gone.. making heavenly meat loaf no doubt! I haven't even tried to replicate his recipe;but the recipe shared looks awesome..so I'll try that...soon. I love meat loaf when it's not too soft, not too 'solid'. sort of in between texture; his also had anise in it, along with a variety of other spices.. ..

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8/19/12 11:03 A

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I have a meat loaf recipe that I've used for years:
1-1/2 lbs. ground chuck (or you can use a meatloaf mix of beef, veal, pork)
1 pkg. Liptons onion soup mix
1/3 cup old fashioned oats (oatmeal)
1 egg
1/2 cup red wine
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. Spice Islands Beau Monde seasoning
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
1/4 cup ketchup

Mix everything together and free form into a loaf shape. Place in 13x9 shallow baking dish and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Serves 5-6. If there's any left over, it makes awesome sandwiches. This makes a "warm-spicy" meatloaf, perfect for fall! Enjoy!

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8/14/12 10:04 A

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It would help to know how you're making the meatloaf, then. Mine has never turned out 'mushy', though occasionally it has fallen apart.

Are you using enough binder (but not too much)? What kind of ground meat are you using? If you're incorporating veggies (like mushrooms) into the meatloaf, make sure you pre-cook them first, to get out the water....excess water from the veggies might make your meatloaf mushy. Are you following a recipe?

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8/13/12 7:08 P

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No I didn't try it out of the cookbook. This was the only blog I found about food, lol.
I haven't tried any recipes out of the cookbook yet

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8/13/12 6:32 P

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Is your problem with a recipe from the SparkBook? Or is this a general problem?

I haven't tried a meatloaf from the recipe book.
If and when I do, I'll change the recipe to suit myself - but I am on the look-out for something spectacular (in my mind)!

If you are saying "yuck" to a recipe in the book, it would be helpful to know which recipe.

I look forward to hearing back from you in this respect.


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8/13/12 5:48 P

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I love this stuff when cooked right. But the last three times I've made it, it's turned out too mushy, yuck! Help?

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