aka: Meatloaf Surprise
My husband doesn’t cook often. So last week when he said he wanted to go with me to the store because he was cooking dinner… my interest was high. Partially because I was curious to what he wanted to make and also a little afraid. Notice the tag line to the post? aka Meatloaf Surprise? << Click to Tweet Recipe >>
This tag line comes from many years of Dad’s Surprise _____ (fill in the blank). On the rare occasions he has cooked over the years, the kids have not always been pleased with the results. Children being children, they haven’t always understood that Dad was stepping up when Mom was ill, or in the hospital, or dealing with some other emergency. All they know is that Dad is pulling things out of the fridge and creating something… “A Surprise” is what they would hear when they asked what he was making. (Personally, I think this is because he really had no idea but wanted to help feed the children and was pulling things out and hoping something would just magically happen to all the leftovers)..
Now Dad does have some stand by dishes that the children have enjoyed over the years. He makes a killer anything on the grill! He won the Men’s Chili Cookoff at church a couple of years ago. His pocket sandwiches have been a hit over the years. However, there have been other “surprise meals” that made it into the family history books too!
Back to the store… Hubby is picking things up and placing them in my basket as we walk around Kroger’s. I was not sure if he had a specific recipe or if he was winging it!
This is what was used in the Meatloaf Surprise:
2 lbs. Ground Chuck
1 White onion (diced)
1 Orange Pepper (diced)
2 Eggs (beaten)
2 Tablespoons Chives (minced)
1 Cup #Panko Bread Crumbs
1 Tablespoon #Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning
Combine everything together in large bowl and mix well.
Mold into pan of choice
3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Ketchup
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
Bake at 350 for an 60-70 minutes.
As you can see from the pan above… the Meatloaf Surprise was a hit! We will be adding this to our Dad’s Recipe Hall of Fame!
Note: Did you know that a Dryer Sheet will make quick work of cleaning a pan like this one?