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Man-child's Meatloaf!


Hey gang! So I'll be quick and then we will get straight to the recipe! Although I am a chef, my seven year old son Austin is not really into fancy foods. In fact so much so that the first time I made this meatloaf he said, "there's too much stuff in it mom!". What he meant was no celery, minced carrots, or bell peppers. *rolls eyes hard* His preferred style of eating, which is also kind of my preferred style of cooking depending on how I am feeling that day, is simple and traditional good food. These foods may be elevated by an ingredient or two, but my food will always give you that southern down home feel. Let's get straight to it!


For The Meatloaf:

1 1/2 lbs ground turkey or beef

1 chopped onion

1 cup bread crumbs

1 cup milk

1 egg

1/2 stick of butter softened (room temperature)

1 TBS minced garlic

1 TBS seasoning salt

1 TBS garlic powder

1 TBS garlic salt

1 tsp black pepper

For The Sauce:

A few shakes of Worcestershire sauce

1/3 cup BBQ sauce (your preferred brand)

1/4 cup Ketchup

A shake or two of hot sauce

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper


1.) Preheat the oven to 350

2.) Grease a 9x13 pyrex dish or any other glass or ceramic dish you have

3.) Peel and chop your onion

4.) Add every single ingredient listed under the meatloaf in ONE bowl

5.) Mash and mix everything all together with your hands

6.) Once everything is all mixed in together, transfer your meat mound to the greased glass baking dish

7.) Next shape the meat mound into a meat loaf using your hands


9.) Mix together all the ingredients for sauce

10.) Pour/brush the sauce onto the meatloaf

11.) Cover meat loaf with foil

12.) Bake for about 30-35 mins if using ground turkey meat, and about 40-45 if using ground beef OR until it browns and you can smell it

13.) EAT

NOTE: This recipe is JUST a guide. I want you guys to get in the habit of not feeling like you have to measure every little single thing when cooking. When baking YES, you should start out measuring because baking is the equivalent of science. When you cook, I want you guys to FEEL about how much of each ingredient needs to go in the dish based on your own personal taste buds. TRUST YOU because cooking is all about your gut/intuition. The more you cook, the more comfortable you will be in the kitchen and the less you will have to follow a recipe. Now go try this shit cuz it's good luv, enjoy! Until next time,

With Love and Food,

-Chef Morghan

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