A simple Meatloaf a la Gaga!

by Michelle on October 20, 2010

Ever since I saw Lady Gaga in her Meat Dress at the MTV Video Music Awards, all I can think of is meat…big slabs of meat! Can you imagine how creepy it must have been to wear raw meat? And how uncomfortable do you think the people felt that were sitting around her in the audience? YUCK! But I needed some distraction from the vision of the dress and decided to mix up a nice juicy Meatloaf!

My Meatloaf recipe is very simple and I’ve used this same recipe for years except now I use Pink Horseradish. The Pink Horseradish is laced with Beet Juice and adds a tangy sweet flavor that is excellent with beef. Once you go pink there is no going back!

Meatloaf is such a versatile dish, you can mix in just about anything and it always turns out well. Being Meatloaf is rather difficult to mix up, I do I mix it with my hands. But unlike Lady Gaga I do not like raw meat touching any part of my body so I do wear surgical gloves!

Simple Meatloaf a la Gaga
Recipe developed by BigBlackDog

1 lb Ground Beef (I use Ground Chuck)
2-3 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 heaping TBL of Horseradish (I like the pink Horseradish that is flavored with Beet Juice)
1 medium Onion or 4-5 Green Onions including the Stems, chopped
Handful of fresh Parsley, minced
1 egg
2 Sprigs of fresh Tarragon, minced
1 Sprig of fresh Rosemary, minced
2 Sprigs of Marjoram, minced
1/2 c. Bread Crumbs
1/2 c. Ketchup (I used my Tomato Jam)
Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients together. I just use my hands to mix but I do wear Surgical Gloves when mixing.

Take some Aluminum Foil and cover a rack. With a fork, pierce some holes in the foil to allow the fat to drip through.

Place pierced rack over another pan and form the Ground Beef Mix into a loaf shape.. I know it’s sort of like building blocks but with pans and meat!

Bake at 350 degrees for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Here’s the Hot-Out-of-the-Oven Meatloaf!

I served the Meatloaf with Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes. I first made these potatoes a few months ago and Mashed Potatoes have never been the same and I now crave them!

Blue Cheese Potatoes
Recipe adapted from various sources on the Internet

2 lbs Potatoes, washed and quartered (I use Red Potatoes)
Salt
2 TBL Butter
1/2 c Heavy Cream
5 TBL about 3 oz Blue Cheese, crumbled
Salt and Freshly ground Black Pepper

Place potatoes in a large stockpot and cover with cold water. Add salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to medium and cook until fork tender. Drain well. Rice or hand mash the potatoes. Gently fold in Butter, Cream, Blue Cheese, Salt and Pepper. Serve hot.

I just discovered Grilled Meatloaf Sandwiches and I’m pretty sure I will be looking forward to another Meatloaf soon!

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  • Kim October 20, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Michelle – I’ll have to check out the pink horseradish. I’ve never heard of it before and it sounds like something I would really like. It’s always fun to flavor up your meatloaf in different ways. I have to say that I love your method for cooking the meat loaf on a covered rack with little holes. I always use my broiler pan, which can be a bit hard to scrub clean when it is all said and done. Your way, with the foil, looks a little easier to clean up. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sheila October 20, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Now, I have seen everything! A meat dress??? You have got to be kidding me. What kind of crazy thing is that??? LOL!

    I’ll take the meatloaf any day! Thanks, Michelle…

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  • Kat October 20, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Ya Gotta Love Lady GAGA!!! But the meat dress was a bit toooooo far. I love meatloaf and meatloaf sandwiches. I love your photo of the ingredients (minus the meat) on the plate. Very creative. I also love your method of cooking the loaf. I will make a mental note of that next time I made one.

  • kat October 20, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I’ve been craving meatloaf lately too, maybe its the cold weather. I’ve never seen pink horseradish it sounds really intersting.

  • Cookin' Canuck October 20, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Pink horseradish is a great way to give meatloaf a kick. That sandwich looks scrumptious.

  • maria October 20, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Great comfort food for fall!

  • maggy@threemanycooks October 20, 2010 at 9:37 am

    You’ve got me craving Meatloaf now! This looks delicious.

  • Susan October 20, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I’ve never been a real fan of meatloaf, but this looks so good! I really want a bite of that sandwich!

  • Jen @ How To: Simplify October 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    My husband loves meatloaf! I know he would love this recipe!

  • Joanne October 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Personally, I would not want that much meat around my private parts. I mean, do you know how many bacteria LIVE on meat! Ugh. Gross,

    This meatloaf. Sounds. Amazing. And it’s hard to get me to say that about meatloaf. Really hard.

  • Tracy October 21, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Perfect comfort food!

  • Danielle October 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I wonder…..how many flies followed her around? LOL
    Your potatoes sound / look amazing (sorry, Im not a meatloaf fan I wish I was. I’ve tried. but I’m sure it was wonderful)

  • Kayte October 25, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Trying this soon. I love the pink stuff…buy it all the time, should probably learn how to make it!! This meatloaf recipe looks wonderful, as does your little meatloaf cooking set-up. I like the idea that it can get browned all around, so am going to try that, too. Guys are not bleu cheese fans, but I am, so I will make and add it just to mine…why have I never thought of that before?????

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