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    Glazed All-Beef Meat Loaf (Cook's Illustrated)

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    1 hr 45 mins

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and place oven rack in center of oven.
    2. 2
      Prepare your cooking pan by placing a cooling rack over a baking pan with sides, then cover with aluminum foil; poke small holes every half inch or so and spray with cooking spray.
    3. 3
      Place the grated cheese on a plate and place in the freezer until ready to use.
    4. 4
      Heat a skillet over medium high heat, add butter and cook until foamy; add onions and celery, cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to caramelize, about 8 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add in garlic, thyme, paprika; cook, stirring, about a minute.
    6. 6
      Reduce heat to low and stir in tomato juice; transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
    7. 7
      In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and broth; sprinkle with the gelatin and let sit 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      Stir in soy sauce, mustard, saltines, parsley, salt, pepper, and the onion mixture; crumble frozen cheese over top.
    9. 9
      Add ground beef and mix with hands until combined.
    10. 10
      Transfer meat mixture to prepared foil lined pan and form into a 10 x 6 inch loaf (it should be about 2 inches high).
    11. 11
      Bake to an internal temperature of 135 to 140 degrees F, about 55 to 65 minutes; remove from oven and set oven to broil.
    12. 12
      Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a simmer.
    13. 13
      Stir until syrupy, about 5 minutes.
    14. 14
      Spread half the glaze over the meatloaf and broil until bubbly and beginning to brown at the edges; repeat with remaining glaze.
    15. 15
      Let sit 20 minutes before slicing.

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    • on December 20, 2011


      This is a very good meat loaf,I did make a few changes as I usually do.I added a little paprika and increased the garlic to 2.I made a sauce of tomato paste,catsup,brown sugar,apple cider vinegar and a dash of salt.This I will make again and I thank you for the recipe....really good.My fiance' likes it alot and wants sandwiche's from it in his lunch tomorrow.

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    Nutritional Facts for Glazed All-Beef Meat Loaf (Cook's Illustrated)

    Serving Size: 1 (177 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 386.5
    Calories from Fat 201
    Total Fat 22.3 g
    Saturated Fat 9.8 g
    Cholesterol 136.3 mg
    Sodium 791.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 9.8 g
    Protein 27.7 g

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