Friday, April 24, 2009

My First Foodie Friday

This is my first Foodie Friday. I hope I am following all the rules correctly! This even is hosted by the hostess with the mostess Michael over at Designs by Gollum. Designs by Gollum. If you have not been to her blog yet, I urge you to go take a browse. I guarantee you will want to spend a lot of time there! As many of you know and because I have stated on here a few times I really don't love to cook. I can but if given the choice I won't! However; when something good comes a long that I think warrants a nod and a pass a long I most certainly am the first to do so. In comes this recipe Mr. Whimsy found in a the paper a few weeks back. It is from a NC restaurant out in Greensboro. Evidently this meat loaf is one of their most popular menu items. After making it and eating it, I can see why. It is yummy and my kids could not get enough of it. I like to serve it with some home made mashed potatoes and beans. Enjoy!

Verla’s Meatloaf With a Nod to Jason Smith

1lb lean ground beef
1lb lb ground pork
½ Cup Sour Cream
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons red wine
1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish, Drained
1 Tablespoon steak sauce
¼ cup flat leaf chopped parsley
½ cup Worcestershire sauce
1 -4 ounce package of Knorr onion
Soup mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl whisk the sour cream, water. Red wine, steak sauce, parsley and soup mix together. Using your hands work in the meats until the mixture holds together. Line a baking dish with non stick foil. Place the meat mixture in the dish and form into a log about 11” long but more importantly keep it about 2” thick.

Place the meatloaf in the oven and cook for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the horseradish and Worcestershire sauce together and reserve. Baste with any juices and cook for 45 minutes or until and instant read thermometer hits 150 degrees. Remove and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing. Good warm and at room temperature. Serve with the sauce.

To grill leftovers, brush the slices with oil, then place on a hit grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until heated through. Serve with the sauce or a spicy relish.


  1. This recipe is a bit different from any I've seen for meatloaf.....I think my hubby would love this version! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. This recipe is so I have to try it because mine is too complicated. I fail at meatloaf every time. thanks for sharing.

  3. I will try this for sure. I've always wanted to try a meatloaf with pork in's got to be good!

  4. Meatloaf is a definite favorite of my husband's. I have never seen one with pork. Welcome to FF and thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. This is my first Foodie Friday. I love the ingredients in your recipe and bookmarked the page to come back and copy it down and give it a try.

    Have a Wonderful Weekend
    from The Raggedy Girl--Roberta Anne

  6. Oh that looks so good, I am sitting at work starving...right now..and that does not help me! LOL :) Thanks for the recipe. Hope you have a great weekend! Nancy

  7. Welcome to FF. I think you will like it here. Lots of nice ladies and good recipes to share. I love meatloaf in the cold winter months but like to make it in the summer and eat it cold on fresh bread for lunch at the beach. Thanks for sharing this recipe as it sounds easy and delicious. Hope you enjoy my grill recipe today as it is quick and easy too. I will visit again.

  8. Looks delicious!

    J "finds" recipes too!:-)

  9. Yay! I've used pork in my meatloaf, too! This looks so good so I'll try this one, too! My teen loves meatloaf so she'll love this!

  10. This recipe does sound good - I know I would like it; but my family would probably say, "Where's the ketchup?" They think meatloaf should be smothered in ketchup!! Thanks for giving me an alternative, though. Sally

  11. Wow ! what a great recipe thanks for sharing.

  12. We really like meatloaf and this looks really yummy! Thanks...and with pork to boot! :)


  13. This sounds really good, and it doesn't sound like major trouble to fix. I'll be trying that. laurie

  14. This is such a unique sounding meatloaf recipe. I'm anxious to give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing. Nancy

  15. That looks so good! I may have to make meatloaf this afternoon!!


    Robin :o)

  16. My husband just loves meatloaf...thanks for this yummy recipe!

  17. This version sounds yummy! I can just taste it - it would have a nice snap to it. ~ Robyn


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