This meatloaf is bursting with flavor and is so moist it practically melts in your mouth. My original concept for this recipe was to have all the goodness of a burger, mixed into a meatloaf. I then took some inspiration from my grandfather through a special gift from a family member. For Christmas this year, my cousin had canvases made out of a handwritten copy of my grandfather’s meatloaf recipe. I love the way that traditions and memories and be passed down through food, so I decided to incorporate what I think is his signature ingredient – beer. I love the distinct flavor that it adds to such a traditional dish. When I say this meatloaf is really moist, I mean it – If you like it a little more firm, I recommend either using more beef, or scaling back on the liquid ingredients. Enjoy!
“Beer and a Burger” Meatloaf
1 1/3 lb ground beef
¾ c. rolled oats
½ of a medium onion
½ c. ketchup
¼ c. yellow mustard
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 Tbsp minced garlic
½ c. dark beer (I used a lager)
- Place the ground beef in a large mixing bowl.
- Coarsely chop the oats in a blender or food processor. Empty the oats into the bowl, and use the food processor again to finely mince the onion. Add to bowl.
- Add the egg, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper, garlic, and beer, and mix well – I think using your hands works best.
- Transfer meat mixture into a loaf pan and bake for 1 hour at 350º.
- Allow to cool slightly, slice, and serve.