I made meatloaf!

I’m a big fan of big dishes that I can bring for lunches and eat for days: stews, casseroles, curries. That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to make this veggie-packed meatloaf recipe from my colleague Randy Shore, AKA the Green Man. (Incidentally, Randy has pledged to eat something he grew every day for one year and been blogging a bounty of delicious recipes in the process.) Another reason I wanted to make it is because I already had most of the ingredients and the rest were super easy to acquire. Also, it’s meatloaf. Who doesn’t like meatloaf?

The whole recipe is on his blog, linked above, but here’s the food porn version:

In one bowl, mix together ground beef and pork, bread crumbs, spinach, parsley and basil.

In another, mix eggs, broth, ketchup, hot sauce, Worchestershire sauce, salt and a chopped tomato

Smash 'em together, form into a loaf and refrigerate for an hour.

Into the oven at 350 for an hour and 15 minutes


A jury of three unanimously agreed it was delicious. Very soft and flavourful, and only a teaspoon of salt in a loaf big enough to feed six people. The only part I deviated from Randy’s recipe was for the optional glaze: It only required a brushing of ketchup halfway through baking, but I had run out and sadly (but resourcefully) resorted to a mix of ketchup packets and barbecue sauce. It was good. The refrigerating and the baking were time-consuming, but the actual preparation only took maybe 15 minutes. I likey.

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