View Poll Results: Meatloaf: Tomato sauce, or brown gravy?
Tomato sauce 72 58.54%
Brown gravy 51 41.46%
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:08 AM
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I voted brown gravy but it really depends on my mood that day. Brown gravy probably wins 60% of time.
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:43 PM
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That's a rather tender subject. Another slice, anyone?
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Old 01-21-2020, 11:18 AM
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Catsup.

If you make it with gravy, you just basically made Salisbury steak haven't you?
Pretty much, yes.

Mom used to lay strips of bacon over the top and then put a catsup based glaze over the top of that.

Me? I like to make mini meatloaves, and after cooking poach them in a red wine/onion sauce instead of a standard mushroom based Salisbury Steak gravy. I am allergic to shrooms.
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:25 PM
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I've made meatloaf a few times, but it always wound up with a livery taste (or some other off-taste that made it less appealing than other forms of ground beef).

If I could avoid that flavor I'd probably make it on a regular basis, because the idea is appealing, especially the brown gravy part.
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:43 PM
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I can't believe that no-one has suggested my favourite - Pineapple glaze. It's pretty similar to some of the glazes previously suggested, but has vinegar and crushed pineapple (and some ginger).

Now I want meatloaf. And I'll make do with tomato sauce or brown gravy as needed.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:40 PM
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I can't believe that no-one has suggested my favourite - Pineapple glaze. It's pretty similar to some of the glazes previously suggested, but has vinegar and crushed pineapple (and some ginger)...
Um, you lose. Go and hide your head in shame.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:43 PM
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I said gravy because sometimes I do gravy. Mostly I don't bother because my meatloaf is very juicy. I use a mix of brown and wild rice instead of breadcrumbs and I add Italian sausage and make a crust of parmasan. I usually serve it with haricort beans, a forkful of sauerkraut, and dill mustard as a relish. My mother put catsup on top as a glaze; her meatloaf was pretty traditional.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:15 PM
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Um, you lose. Go and hide your head in shame.
Google suggests that I am in pretty good company ...

I also like pineapple on pizza. Sue me.
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Old Yesterday, 03:36 PM
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As for baking dishes, do any of you have the ones with the removable perforated bottom insert that's designed to drain excess grease from the meatloaf? If so, how do you like it?
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My recipe (OK, dad's recipe that he probably got from a Lipton Onion Soup Mix box) uses two pounds of ground beef and one pound of ground pork (or veal). That's a lot of meatloaf! I used to put a rack in a baking pan, rather than use a purpose-built pan. Lately I've just been using two loaf pans. Two smaller meatloafs (meatloaves?) cook faster than one big one, and the slices are more manageable. I don't have a rack that fits into loaf pans, so I just let the grease collect. When they're done, I remove them from the pans and slice them and put the leftovers into a container. Taking them out of the grease and slicing them on a separate plate lets most of the grease go away.
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Tomato sauce is...OK. I'll still eat it. But I prefer brown gravy since it's a red meat dish. And like others have said, I like the gravy with the accompanying mashed potatoes.
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The poll is missing an option. I would have chosen Paradise by the Dashboard Light.

But don't ask me to eat that stuff. Had more than my fill when I was a kid.
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Neither. But my meatloaf usually has some diced tomato. And cheddar cheese. But Chef Guy's sauce could be a nice addition

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I make the meatloaf with ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, and don't put any additional sauce on it at all.
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Add rice and a fried egg, and you have loco moco.
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