23 January 2012

Mardi Gras: Winner Meatloaf and 3 Sauces

Mardi Gras 2008

From Denny:  Looking for a healthier recipe for the Mardi Gras season?  While the kids are busy jumping off and on to the porch to grab fistfuls of chips and quick sandwiches and then run back to the parades, the adults might enjoy taking a plate of this crowd pleaser.

This recipe is so easy to make it's kid friendly.  The versatility of this meatloaf is that it can be topped with something as simple as a warmed can of cream of mushroom soup or any of the three sauce recipes that follow.

One is a tomato sauce with brown sugar and mustard.  Another is a sweet and sour taste.  The final one is an Asian flavor using hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger and ketchup.

Meatloaf With Three Easy Sauces

From:  Rashamn Davis

Makes:  6 - 8 servings


1-1/2 lbs. ground beef or turkey
1 egg
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup milk
1 cup bread crumbs (seasoned or plain)
1 tsp. Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. With clean hands, mix ingredients well.

2. Form meat mixture into a square on a cookie sheet, lined with aluminum foil, or into a loaf pan.

3. Place in oven and cook for about 45 minutes. Remove from oven, drain excess fat and top with your choice of sauces (see below). Return to oven for another 45 minutes.

4. Once out of the oven, allow meatloaf to sit undisturbed for about 15 minutes before cutting.

Tomato Sauce

2 tbls. brown sugar
2 tbls. yellow mustard
1/3 cup ketchup

Mix together all ingredients and pour over meatloaf.

Sweet & Sour Sauce

1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
2 tbls. brown sugar
2 tbls. cider vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsps. yellow mustard

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to boil. Pour over meatloaf.

Asian Sauce

3 tbls. soy sauce
1 tbl. fresh ginger, minced
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
2 tbls. ketchup

Combine ingredients in a bowl until well-incorporated. Pour over meatloaf.

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