I posted the text below in two different Aldi fan boards on Facebook. I thought I’d also share here. Text slightly altered, spelling mistakes corrected. I feel like I make meatloaf different every time. How do you do yours?
Full disclosure, most of this was not from Aldi, but it all could have been. It all was cooked in the oven at 400°.
The meatloaf went in first, for an hour and a half. The potatoes went right on the rack at the one hour and 15 minute mark, and the brussels sprouts and carrots went in at the hour mark. Maybe 55 min.? I did crank it to 425° at that point but in hindshight didn’t need to. I flipped the potatoes when the veggies went in, and at the 15 min. mark I put sauce on top of the meatloaves and stirred the sprouts n’ carrots.
The potatoes were just washed, poked, rubbed in EVOO & spices.
The sprouts & carrots where just cut up, drizzled with EVOO, salt, pepper, & bacon crumbles.
The meatloaf was 3 lbs. of 85/15, an egg, french fried onions, club crackers, spices, ketchup, A-1 (the Aldi stuff works too, I have used it in the past), a squeeze of spicy brown mustard, minced garlic, spices (I just grab stuff off the rack & go), shredded cheese, and bacon crumbles.
I broke it into two loaves, cooked in a glass dish on top of two slices of bread each. It absorbs the grease & prevents burning on the bottom.
The sauce/glaze was mostly ketchup, some A-1, a dash of mustard, plus some cheese and bacon crumbles.
Probably not a meal for the health-conscious.😁
I think I do meatloaf slightly different every time. I have used marinara and Parmesan, put hard boiled eggs whole in the middle, wrapped in a bacon weave, added mushrooms & onions, used ranch or french onion soup packets, chunks of bread, added milk, & more.
I know it’s one both kids will eat unless I get too crazy.
How do you do your meatloaf?