Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pleasantville Meatloaf Revisited

Here is the Pleasantville Meatloaf. It is definitely a meal that looks like it belongs in the 1950s. It is fitting that it looks like that since it is one of my favorite movies. I love Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire in this movie and how they overcome adversity.
This is the picture from Pleasantville I felt fitting for this blog. It may not be meatloaf but it is food from the kitchen.
When I had originally started blogging in 2009 my boyfriend wanted me to make a meatloaf so I made this one, but what I didn't say was that the recipe serves 8 people and he didn't want me to make this gigantic meatloaf for 2 people. He wanted me to make it much smaller, so I cut the recipe down.

Pleasantville Meatloaf
Adapted from Dinner and a Movie
Serves 3-4
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
For the loaf:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 Vidilia onion or 1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon dried herbs (basil, oregano, parsley, etc.)
1 1/4 t Worcestershire sauce
1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1 1/4 lbs meatloaf mix
In a small bowl mix the glaze ingredients and set aside.
In another small bowl place the buttermilk and oatmeal to sit for at least for 5 minutes or more.
Saute onions and garlic in the tablespoon olive oil until translucent about minutes or so.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl place the beaten egg, yogurt, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, dried herbs, oatmeal,  and meatloaf mix. Add the onions and garlic and mix to combine.
Note: Meatloaf will appear liquidy, but the oatmeal and the meatloaf will soak up the liquid.
Pull out a roaster pan or a cookie sheet with a rim and place aluminum foil on top. Oil the aluminum foil. Dump the Meatloaf atop the aluminum foil and use the aluminum foil to center it and shape the meatloaf.
Here I have shaped the meatloaf in the aluminum foil. After you shape it, Glaze it with half of the glaze. Then place a thermometer in the meatloaf, and place it in the oven.
The meatloaf takes about an hour to cook. The thermometer should read 165 F.
After 45 minutes put the rest of the glaze on the meatloaf.
When the meatloaf is finished take out of the oven and eat to your hearts content.
Why feed 8 for 4 when you can feed less?

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