It is said that meatloaf came during the Depression because families were trying to get mileage out of their meals, and you could feed a lot of people with one pound of ground beef. You could take otherwise tough non-suitable meat and make it palatable and enjoyable. Oddly enough it seems we are right back where we started, making meals that go the distance. When you have kids you need to fill their bellies and well food ain't cheap. When making meat loaf use chuck...remember the whole fat in the meat talk?
1 pound ground chuck
1 package stove-top stuffing mix
1 carrot shredded
1 onion peeled and shredded
1/4 cup butter
2 garlic cloves minced
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup ketchup
In a sauce pan melt butter and saute onion,garlic and carrot until the onion is translucent. Set aside and cool. Mix ground chuck, stuffing mix, water and ketchup add cooled sauteed vegetables and mix until well incorporated. Place in a greased loaf pan and bake for 30 to 60 minutes. The meatloaf will be done when the knife inserted in center comes out clean. Top with the cheese and bake for a few more minutes just to get the cheese melted. Let stand 10 minutes, and voila it's Dinnertime!!!
Good food ends with good talk.~ Geoffery Neighor, Northern Exposure, Duets, 1993