"These are great in spaghetti sauce or as a meatloaf, or form into patties and make burgers! (For the Romano cheese, locatelli is preferable to pecorino.)" — PETEIYC
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white bread - soaked with water, squeezed out and broken into tiny pieces
grated Romano cheese
salt and pepper to taste
This is a wonderful recipe, and it's now my favorite recipe for meatloaf. The only thing that I added was using the glaze that was called for in Delia Martinez' Glazed Meatloaf.
For those who thought the meatloaf was bland, you HAVE to try the Glazed Meatloaf glaze on this meatloaf and you will swear it's awesome! I've shared this recipe with others as well as Delia Martinez' glaze and they've all thrown out their old meatloaf recipes and swear this is the best meatloaf EVER! Just do a search on Glazed Meatloaf on Allrecipes to get her glaze and try this meatloaf with her glaze and see if you don't agree it's AWESOME!
I took the meatloaf out 10 minutes early, drained off the fat, then put the glaze on and popped back in the oven for the final 10 minutes. I've always loved meatloaf, but this combination was the best! I had a hard time finding grated Romano cheese, so I used grated Parmesan instead. Thank you Mr. Gerry for sharing this fabulous recipe!
NOT great... they don't hold together well at all-- I tried both frying and in the oven and even added cracker crumbs to get them to stick... nothing special tasting either-- oh well... I'd keep looking for another recipe-- I used it for meatballs but I wouldn't use it again for either of the three! :(
This is a great recipe. But instead of using the bread, I used Italian seasoned bread crumbs. I also added garlic, oregano, and italian seasoning to the mixture. Cooked them like the recipe said, then added them to my spaghetti sauce in a crockpot on low for a couple of hours. It turned out great! Will use again and again!
I made the meatballs .They were good. Next time though I would probably add some garlic and italian seasoning. I also baked them in the oven instead of frying them. My husband loved them. I will definetly try the burgers and meatloaf in the future.
The meatballs were excellent! I have always had bad luck in the past because I never liked the texture or taste of all those breadcrumbs, but soaking bread in milk then mixing it in fixed all that! I didn't use the Romano cheese because I'm on a budget, I just used Parmesan and it was still great! I also added a packet of the dry Ranch seasoning! (stolen from the BBQ cola meatball recipe!) excellent!
Sensational! I used half ground beef, half ground turkey and worcestershire sauce instead of steak (same difference really - just what I had on hand). Also I toasted the bread then processed it lightly for breadcrumbs and added a bit of milk to make up the liquids difference. These were SO GOOD, I was eating them out of the pan, barely managed to get a few dozen (small ones) put up in the freezer. These don't even need sauce but I'm sure they'll be fabulous simmered in a nice marinara, alhtough I've been dreaming about them in brown sauce over mashed potatoes....
I made this recipe exactly as was written except I did not use the optional onions. I found that the meatballs had just the right amount of spices. Medium spice flavor. I would deffinetly make them again.
Excellent Meatloaf! *NOTE: Add 30-40 minutes to cooking time if you are using a drip-rack or broiling pan (to cut down on fat content).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mixture for Meatballs, Meatloaf or Burgers
Serving Size: 1/9 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 276
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