Recipe by Angie Gorkoff
"Like most guys, mine has never been a fan of meatloaf, but this recipe guarantees him back for seconds, thanks to some special ingredients."
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1 1/2 pounds
crushed potato chips
liquid smoke flavoring
ground black pepper
I made this last night for DH and my mom. The only change I made was adding italian style bread crumbs since I was out of crackers. I used the last part of a bag of Cape Cod Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper flavored chips. It was awesome! My DH (lover of all things meatloaf) proclaimed this "the best meatloaf I have ever had!" I swear there was a tear in his eye! All evening after dinner he would sniff the air (it did smell wonderful) and say "boy that meatloaf was good!" I suspect that at lunch time DH and my mom will be trying to outwit each other to make a sandwich out of the last piece. I only hope that before they hurt each other they realize that I snuck it out in my lunch bag when I left for work this morning. (insert diabolical laugh here)
I don't know if it was because we used organic, grass-fed beef (with a low fat content), but this was pretty terrible. On the dry side, very crumbly/chunky, and not very flavorful.
Oh my gosh, this was incredible! I'm not even that much of a meatloaf person, but I am now. Sooooo moist and flavorful. I followed the advice of some of the other recommendations and slathered on a bunch of extra BBQ sauce under the bacon (heaven), used seasoned breadcrumbs instead of crushed crackers (fabulous), upped the spices as I do with everything and only cooked it for about an hour. It was perfectly done, and everyone who ate it was obsessed about getting the recipe from me. Also, for a novice/fearful chef like me, it was super-easy to make, and hard to screw up which is always a plus.
Excellent recipe. My wife was so impressed with the way the meatloaf turned out that she wants me to continue making it this way.I didn't use any liquid smoke because I didn't have any, but I did use both Lays BBQ chips and original Lays.And I also used Cattlemen's Classic BBQ sauce and cooked the bacon first separate from the meatloaf. Towards the last ten minutes of cook time I layered the bacon over the top and added shredded mild cheddar cheese.
This recipe rocks! I tried this recipe three times b4 deciding on the alterations that I liked best. I used 1.25 lbs ground Bison, not ground beef. No onion, crackers or potato chips. Used 1 cup plain bread crumbs. Increase to 1.5 tsp liquid smoke flavoring. Increase to 1 tsp ground black pepper. Decrease to 1/4 tsp salt. FYI for the beef lovers in your family: Bison tastes like beef only much more flavor, more intense. Bison are healthier b/c they can't live contained. They must eat on the free range. Bison are leaner too. The first two times I made this recipe, I used beef. The meatloaf was great, but... then I did the same recipe with Bison, and the meat loaf was AMAZINGly tender, lean, tasty! It was super great! I bought my ground bison at the Whole Foods Market, an organic grocery chain store.
Recipe works great as is - but I use one pound of ground beef, bread crumbs instead of crackers, and no bacon to cut down on the calories. Hubby loves it. Note that you need to use a chip like Lays since higher quality chips don't disentegrate and get soggy.
WOW!, the whole family really liked this one. My husband is NOT a huge fan of meatloaf and he actually took leftovers to work. My four year old son also asked the next morning if he could have it for lunch. I will absolutly be using this one again. I did pour some BBQ sauce over the top then put the bacon on. I have recommended this to many people.
Mr. LTH really enjoyed this meatloaf (me, not so much, but just due to personal tastes-I'm not much of a BBQ flavorish fan). I made as is, except I made/cooked in a muffin tin, rather than in a loaf (cut bake time in half-about 35 min til they read 160 on a meat thermometer). The meat mixture was a little wet/sloppy and I was concerned when forming the muffins, but they turned out perfectly. If you enjoy BBQish tasting things, try this for sure! THANK YOU for a great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Guy Approved Meatloaf
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 230
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