Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Why Do People Hate Meatloaf?

In our home, there is one dinner I make that is loved above all others:


This week, we had a birthday party for my brother-in-law Havelock.  I asked him what meal he wanted me to make, and after he thought about it for a moment, he told me, "Would it be too much trouble if we had meatloaf?"

I told him I'd been expecting him to say that. 

Lately, whenever we have guests over to eat in our home, that is usually what I make them. I made up the recipe myself, and it is quite delicious and moist. If you want to try our version, here it is: 

Emma Tank’s Meatloaf
1 1/2 pounds of hamburger
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup corn
1 chopped onion
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup barbeque sauce (or ketchup)

3/4 cup ketchup (or barbeque sauce)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon mustard

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Spray the bread pan with non-stick spray.  Put meatloaf in pan, press down to fill all edges.  Combine topping, pour on top of meatloaf.  Cover all surfaces.  Cook at 375 for 1 hour 25 minutes.

Well, there you have it. Our favorite version of meatloaf. I may have posted it here before, but that's okay.

I've actually never understood the perception that everyone hates meatloaf.  It's always been a favorite of mine. I don't know why so many people seem to loathe having it for dinner. Served with mashed potatoes and cooked carrots, it can be quite delicious. 

However, after looking up meatloaf pictures on google, I found some pretty disgusting looking versions. Maybe that's why people don't like meatloaf.  They just haven't found my version yet. ;)

Let me know how you feel about meatloaf. I really am curious to know why people dislike it.


  1. Like you, I have always liked meatloaf. It is just so expensive now. Thanks for the post--and the recipe. I don't know that I have ever had it with corn as one of the ingredients, however.

    1. I randomly added it and we were surprised how good it made it taste. I thought I remembered Mom making it with oatmeal, which is why I put that in.