Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Break out the Grill for an ‘old’ favorite!

I have exciting news! You can eat meatloaf in the good ole’ summertime without turning on the oven!

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Serve with Lindeman’s Shiraz!

We had grilled meatloaf in a restaurant years ago and from then on, that has been the only way we’ve cooked it! You can never go back!

So what’s different about the recipe?

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Use your favorite meatloaf recipe but don’t put as much tomato sauce in the mixture so that it is a bit dryer. So basically, we are mixing ground meat, bell peppers (red and green), onion, Italian bread crumbs and spices with a little tomato sauce. Mash it into a big ‘hamburger like patty’...one pound of ground meat....one big patty!

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Mix a sauce to pour on top when it’s done. Since I can’t eat sugar, I mix mostly tomato sauce with just a dollop of ketchup and pour on top. (hubby slices the ends off for me..they are the best!)

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Cook thoroughly. It will be crispy on the outside and moist on the inside! Save some for cold meatloaf sandwiches! OH MY...so GOOD!

I’m joining my girlfriend, Shannon at

Cozy Home Scenes for this fun party!

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Have you ever eaten grilled meatloaf?

You’ll love it!

43 comments:

JG said...

This is a new twist on an old favorite! :) I've never tasted Meatloaf grilled. The ends must be so yummy!
~Judy

Stacey said...

Mmmm. Great idea. You can't go wrong with those ingredients and a grill.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great idea! I do love meatloaf but not the oven in the summer. :)
Linda

TheRustyThimble said...

Wow never thought of that, hubby loves meatloaf but I do not do many oven meals in the summer just too darn hot..??? Wait a minute?? I use my oven for drying creations all year long hmmm LOL
I will have to try this one out thanks for sharing Diane, now if you can just send the wine my way we will have a completed meal
HUGS
Brenda

Vee said...

No, but now I want to try it! It certainly looks delicious and it's far better than turning on the oven in this heat.

PatC - All is Bright said...

Sounds yummy. I'll have to try sometime. Thanks for the info

Hugs,
Pat

GrandmaK said...

Oh my! But that meatloaf looks delicious!!! Thanks for the idea! Cathy

Pamela Gordon said...

That sounds very good. And cold the next night would be tasty too. Pamela

Donna said...

Great idea! When we fix meatloaf, we usually make individual-serving sized loaves. After shaping them, we let them cook on a cookie sheet with parchment paper liner. And I've topped my meatloaf off with bottled chili sauce! Love it that way!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Oh my gosh, I came over to thank for your kind words and well, now I am drooling. This is awesome! So smart...you see things like this and think genius, of course! We'll have to try it this summer. I am going to pin this from your blog. Hope that's okay!

Cranberry Morning said...

Diane, this sounds fantastic! I'd like the ends best too. Nice and crispy. I'm going to keep this in mind for the weekend - providing it ever stops raining!

DaCraftyLady said...

oh that sounds sooo good I can't wait to try it out I know that I can never make it in the summer with the heat but this is a great idea...

Barbara F. said...

I love meatloaf, have to try it grilled. xo

Carol said...

Very intriguing. Great idea! And I think that I might try it on the stovetop griddle!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, what a remarkable way to prepare what we had for dinner every Monday night! I can't wait for the Mr. to try it!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I enjoy meatloaf too and especially the next day in a sandwich.

Hope that you are enjoying the week
Hugs
Carolyn

Della said...

I never thought to grill meatloaf! What a fantastic idea!

This is going on my menu for next week. I make a weekly menu so I know what to buy at the store. Saves me so much time and money ;)

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

I'm glad you posted your meatloaf Diane. When you told me about this a few weeks ago, I wondered how you did this. Your meatloaf looks very tasty with the vegetables. Like you, my favorite part of the meatloaf is the cripsy end. Yum! Thanks for linking up again to the Grill, BBQ, And Picnic Party!

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks wonderful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Chatty Crone said...

I didn't even know you could grill meatloaf! It looks good. sandie

NanaDiana said...

Now why didn't I think of that? That sounds wonderful!!! xo Diana

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Excellent idea! Williams-Sonoma has come out with a meatloaf pan for the grill! I'm thinking of picking it up!

Thanks for the recipe too!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Oh that does sound good! I love meatloaf but hate to turn the oven on in this HOT weather! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Trace4J said...

Oh my I sure havent but I can't wait to try now.
YUMMMMMO!
I like the ends of meat on the grill too.

Hugs
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Mary Howell Cromer said...

This is a great idea, looks yummy~

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Looks delicious, Italian breadcrumbs?

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Oh my that looks so yummy and your so smart. I'm going to make these.

Dee

Prims and Annies said...

Hi Diane, I am definitely going to try grilling the meat loaf. I discovered Monday while in the grocer store, there's a tomato sauce for meat loaf in the canned tomato aisle.
I did not buy any - I have always used ketchup.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is truly brilliant! I will try this recipe.

Linda said...

I am going to try that tonight! Sounds delicious!

Diann said...

This is a great idea! I had never thought of it. It looks delish! Visiting from CHS.

Kim K. said...

Fantastic alternative for summer! Thanks for sharing.

It's Just Dottie said...

I love meatloaf . I always have. Oh! I must do it on the grill. It looks so yummy!
Smiles.Dottie

Patti said...

what a great idea - I added this to my list of things to try this summer!

Kathryn Ross said...

WOW! Wish I had seen this before picking up our Bubba burgers for this Sunday's birthday cook-out for my husband. What a great idea - this will be happening next time for sure!!
Joy!
Kathy

Kasia said...

Hmmmm looks yummy! :D

Hugs,

The Shop Around the Corner said...

YUMMO!! Sounds delicious and simple. You do know I'd fight you for those ends, right? ;) My favorite.

Had not heard of Shannon's party. Will stop by.

Hugs,
Marcia

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! OH, I've never heard of this before but it looks delish and I'll bet it has some of that grilled taste too! I'll have to try this.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

I love a good meatloaf and I can not WAIT to grill one. Maybe tomorrow. ummmm

Yael at Home Garden Diggers said...

Thanks for coming by my blog, Your grilled meatloaf sounds really yummy. My mouth is watering.

Yael

Incipient Wings said...

I've never had this before!!
thank you for sharing...
i'd like to try this soon:)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Diane, it has never occurred to me to do meatloaf on the grill - can't wait to give it a try! Meatloaf sandwiches, here I come!

Karen said...

This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing... :-)