When I was growing up, I hated meatloaf. Just the thought of it made me run the other direction. When I am at a really nice restaurant I usually cruise over the menu and say “Bring me what your famous for”. I believe it is the only way to truly experience the chef and his restaurant. At any rate, I did this about 6 months ago and to my surprise….meatloaf was served. I was instantly a born again meatloaf consumer. So when my mother-in-law was up I asked her that morning if she liked meatloaf and she gave me the bitter beer taste look, one I completely understood. I said “Don’t worry, you will enjoy mine”. Sometime that evening she texted me that she wanted the grapefruit martini recipe because I think she was going to try to motivate herself, or drink herself into liking my meatloaf dish.
- Grapefruit Martini
- 1 shot of Vodka (use the good stuff please) Grey Goose
- 1/2 shot of simple syrup
- 2 fresh squeezed pink grapefruit
- Add to ice and shake and stir, and serve in Martini glass
Elk Morel Meatloaf Recipe
- 2 lbs. of elk burger
- 3/4 cup of whole milk
- 1 egg
- 3 teaspoons of salt
- 2 teaspoons of pepper
- 1 onion chopped
- 3/4 cup of good bread crumbs
- 1 cup of morel mushrooms
- In small bowl mix all the ingredients above in a small bowl.
Spray a nice 5 x 9 loaf pan with pam, and add your meatloaf mixture into it.
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup Ketchup
- 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
Mix together and spread over the top of your meatloaf.
While that cooks at 350 degrees for an hour, a make some Mashed blue cheese potatoes and some asparagus. Once the meatloaf is done I remove it and let it sit for about five minutes. Then I make my cut, to make a minimum of 1 inch to 1.5 inch thick slabs. I place it on the top of the mashed potatoes and then I take a couple of spoonfuls of the sauce in the original cooking pan and drizzle over the meat loaf and taters.
Brenda who was a little shy of it, looked at me after her first bite and said “Shay, I think this is the best meal you have ever prepared for me. This is delicious!”.
I replied “You said that two days ago when I made the Sturgeon Tacos”.