Recipe by Chef John
"The main point of this prison-style meatloaf is to show you what happens when you make meatloaf like your grandparents did. And no, I'm not accusing your relatives of spending time in the joint. During the Great Depression this type of dish was a popular strategy for stretching what little meat you had into as filling a meal as possible."
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salt to taste
1 1/2 cups
very dry white bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups
chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
grated Parmesan cheese
large eggs, beaten
freshly ground black pepper
cayenne pepper, or to taste
tomato sauce, or to taste
I thought this recipe was great! The only thing I did differently was I used ground turkey, and it came out delicious.
Well. I wasted 4 pounds of fresh Angus Chuck in this along with 4 perfectly good eggs and 10.00 worth of freshly grated parmeson cheese.. To be honest, though..it probably is because I used boxed breadcrumbs instead of maybe making my own. This is supposed to have a lot of filler...but what I made was just way way way too much. Shelving this one.
This recipe was easy to make and a great variation of the typical meatloaf dish. I used Panko bread crumbs. Although you need to add a little more than the recipe calls for because of the texture of these crumbs. I also used Barilla Tomato & Basil sauce. Great the next day too!
I made this exactly as Chef John said. All of his recipes are made in a sensible fashion and taste delicious. This recipe produced a delightfully tasty and comforting family dinner. My son just requested it again.
I used ground beef mince and it was delicious. But it was my 5 year old that really liked it. Definitely cooking again.
I changed some amounts and the order of the directions a bit after making it a couple of times, but I'm pretty close to Chef John's original recipe. Delicious. My "go-to" meatloaf now.
My 40 year old son said this was best meatloaf he ever had. Only change I made was to use meatloaf mix for meat. The cooking time is way off which I knew it would be. About 90 minutes is more like it
Absolutely the best meatloaf I have ever had!! I never really liked meatloaf until now. I make this specific recipe often now and enjoy it every time thanks to Chef John
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Prison-Style Meatloaf
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 130
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