Cajun Meatloaf

Donna Graffagnino

By
@StillWild

Here's a kicked up version of meatloaf that has tons of flavor yet it has just enough heat to make it interesting and delicious.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2
whole bay leaves
1 Tbsp
salt
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
white pepper
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
4 Tbsp
butter
3/4 c
onions, chopped fine
1/2 c
celery, chopped fine
1/2 c
bell pepper, chopped fine
1/4 c
green onions, chopped fine
2+ tsp
garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
tobasco
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1/2 c
evaporated milk
1/2 c
ketchup
1 1/2 lb
ground chuck
1/2 lb
ground pork
2 large
eggs, slightly beaten
1 c
seasoned bread crumbs

SAUCE

2 c
ketchup
3 Tbsp
yellow mustard
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1/2 c
brown sugar or to taste (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine dry seasonings in small bowl and set aside.

Melt butter in 1 qt. sauce pan over medium heat. Add onions, celery, bell pepper, green onions, garlic, tobasco, worcestershire and seasoning mix.
2
Saute until mixture starts sticking excessively, about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping bottom of pan well.

Stir in milk and ketchup and continue cooking for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
3
In mixing bowl add pork and ground beef, eggs and vegetable mixture, make sure to remove bay leaves. Then add bread crumbs and mix by hand thoroughly but don't over work mixture.

Add bread crumbs and mix by hand thoroughly.
4
If you don't have a meatloaf pan that has an insert with holes that allows the grease to drain away from the loaf as it cooks, you can improvise and make your own. Get a baking pan with a rack, and double up some heavy duty aluminum foil and place on top of the rack. Spray foil with non-stick spray then poke several holes in the foil and place the meat mixture on top of the foil and form into a rectangle or oval shape about 6"W x 12"L.
5
Another option is to put your loaf on a sprayed broiling pan and let the fat drain into the bottom pan as it cooks.
6
Bake uncovered at 350 for 25 minutes. Raise heat to 400 and cook until done, approximately 35 minutes.
7
About 10 minutes before done, mix sauce ingredients together and spoon over top of meat loaf. Continue baking until done.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole