I have a lot of food issues. I am aware of it, and I don’t have a problem admitting it. To start, I am allergic to nuts. So there are a lot of things I can’t eat, and I am a little paranoid about food, especially since I had an allergic reaction last year that put me in the hospital. I also don’t eat red meat. I used to, I just don’t any more. I have a wide array of food issues, such as I don’t like my different food to touch, I eat one thing at a time, and I can’t stand touching raw meat.
Another weird thing is that there are certain foods that I won’t eat unless it is my recipe (or my family’s recipe). One of those things is meatloaf. I have actually never ordered meatloaf in a restaurant, and I never would. If it isn’t the recipe I make, I don’t want it. My mom is the same way.
But to be fair, our recipe is really really good. I have no idea where it came from, but my mom has been making it for as long as I can remember. I know meatloaf isn’t the most glamorous food, but I promise you this recipe is really good! And a bonus – it is really easy!
So today, I am sharing our delicious meatloaf recipe. Even if you think you don’t like meatloaf, you should give it a try! This one has the perfect balance of ketchup and BBQ sauce for the sauce. It doesn’t have a lot of spices in it (other thing I am not a fan of).
The recipe calls for beef, but I use ground turkey, if you are looking for a leaner option (or are like me and don’t do red meat). Charlie is a big red meat eater (isn’t he lucky he married me?), and he loves this meatloaf and doesn’t seem to mind that it is ground turkey. In fact, I think if he put his mind to it, he could eat the whole thing on his own (or at least put a serious dent in it).
And here is a link to the downloadable PDF.
So tell me, are you a meatloaf eater? If not, are you willing to give my recipe a try?