SO GOOD! Before I found this recipe, I hadn't had meatloaf since I was forced to eat it as child. Now, I've made it twice in the past 3 weeks! <br/>The first time I made it, I used whatever vegetables I had on hand--mostly carrots and onions. The second time, I used everything specified in the recipe. I roasted them all in the oven, including two heads of garlic, and then pretty much pureed them in the food processor. <br/>For the meat, I used 1.25 lbs of "meatloaf mixture" (beef, pork, veal) and 1 lb plain ground beef, so I had a little extra meat. I made extra glaze because of this, and because I formed the mixture into two loaves (extra surface area), but I definitely didn't need to. I applied the glaze liberally 5 times--once before putting it in the oven, then every 15 minutes while baking, and I still had glaze left over. I baked them for the full 1 hour 15 minutes. My husband and I loved it the first time I made it, but we agree that it was much better the second time!
i have been making this ever since i saw bobby whip it up on tv..awesomely good! best meat loaf ever!
My mom made a vegetarian version of this recipe, and it was a hit! She simply substituted soy crumbles for the meat and other than that followed the recipe. It was SO good. A great alternative to traditional meatloaf.
This meatloaf is not for the average-meatloaf lover. This one has flavorful texture, is moist and unique! I fell in love with it the first time I tried it. Especially delicious if you like vegies. The balsamic-ketchup glaze makes it a dish you won't forget!
I have made this twice...once using leftover grilled veggies and once folowing the recipe exactly...there will never be another meatloaf recipe I ever use. The time needed for this is sooo worth it, and the taste is just to die for. If you want to serve this for a special occasion - this will impress everyone!!!!
very tasty and tangy and sweet because of the balsamic glaze... a nice (and healthier) alternative to regular old meat loaf.