Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Easy Meatloaf and Fried Cabbage

I decided to use Rocket Boy's Texas plate. :)

The best meatloaf recipe I have tried (I haven't tried many yet because I like this one so much) is using Hunt's Seasoned Tomato Sauce for Meatloaf. It always turns out perfect for me. It's super simple and super tasty! I served it with boxed potatoes (ran out of time to do fresh) and fried cabbage (well not really fried but wasn't fully steamed either LOL).

Hunt's Meatloaf Recipe
1 can (15.25oz) Hunt's Family Favorites Seasoned Tomato Sauce for Meatloaf
2 pounds of lean ground beef
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup of quick cooking oats, bread crumbs or crushed crackers (I used half crackers, half oats)

Preheat oven 400 F.

Combine half of Hunt's Seasoned Tomato Sauce for Meatloaf with the ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, onions; mix well. Place mixture in loaf pan. Bake uncovered for 1 hour. Remove from oven; drain. Top meatloaf with remaining sauce. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.

I actually baked this in a 9x13 baking dish but in the shape of a loaf. It worked just fine.

Here's a picture of the sauce in case you would like to find it at your store.

Fried Cabbage
1 head of cabbage, cut into about 1-2 inch chunks, rinsed and drained
1-2 tablespoons of bacon grease
salt, pepper and season salt to taste

In a large pan (I used a large stainless skillet), heat bacon grease. Add cabbage and seasonings, mix well. I didn't add water because I had a bit left in the bowl rinsing the cabbage but you could definitely add a little water here if you need any. About a 1/4 a cup at first should be good. Cover and let steam. Stir every now and then to make sure everything is nice and coated with seasonings and cooking evenly. The cabbage is ready when it is nice and tender. I probably coked mine for about 15-30 minutes.

The cabbage was absolutely yummy! Next time I will do two heads of cabbage. Between Rocket Boy, Princess and me there's only one small serving left. Mike and Monkey wouldn't try it because they are my super picky eaters. This stuff was so yummy and went so well with meatloaf. I highly recommend it!

Happy eating!

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ButterYum said...

Mmmm, I love fried cabbage. Thanks for making it for me :).


Leslie said...

I typically use leftover meatloaf to make spaghetti or sloppy joe. Will the flavoring of this work with that? I just throw seasonings and bq/ketchup/tomato sauce (whatever is on hand) into my meatloaf.

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

Butteryum- You're welcome! :)

Leslie- I don't see why it wouldn't work. I think it'd be especially yummy in spaghetti!

God bless,

Sharon said...

LOVE meatloaf!! I have an old recipe on my blog for one with ranch and bacon...OH YUMM!! Look it up! I'll definitely try yours---I'm from the midwest "home of meatloaf"!! LOL! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Meghan said...

That's exactly how I make my cabbage too!

heartnsoulcooking said...

Two of my favorite things to make for dinner. I have never seen Hunt's tomato sauce for meat loaf. I will have to look for it next time I go to the store. I love fried cabbage and sometimes I add some frozen corn for color. THANKS!!!