LOOKING for: A meat loaf 'topper'

sharon_flJuly 11, 2008

I have to make 40 individual meat loaves today for an after Memorial Service luncheon. I make a good solid, tasty meat loaf but since this will be amongst other buffet foods as opposed to a 1 dish meal...I'd like to top it with some sort of glaze/sauce. An old landlady of mine years ago, used to spread chili sauce over her meatloaf before baking-the aroma was awesome, but the taste? Not so much. Any suggestions are welcome and with those ideas..should I apply it before baking or when it's almost done?

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Caramelized chopped onions, seasoned with worchestershire or a sweet white wine.
Or add some heat to that chili sauce with a little red pepper.
When I have done meat loaf for a funeral meal, I serve it in slices, but top some with a chunky tomato sauce I make out of canned diced tomatoes, chopped onion,celery and chicken broth, cooked until it's thick...bit of garlic.
Or chopped onions sauteed uintil dark brown and sweet.
Linda C

    Bookmark   July 11, 2008 at 9:32AM
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I use this:

¼ cup tomato paste
1-tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon dried marjoram
pepper to taste

Mix together and brush on meatloaf. This is enough for about 1-½ pounds of meat. Increase as necessary. It makes a tasty, shiny glaze.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2008 at 12:57PM
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I just top mine with ketchup or barbecue sauce. I put it on before I put it in the oven.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2008 at 1:29PM
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Blend some ketchup, a little chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and a little bottled BBQ sauce. We love this. Sorry I don't have any measurements - it's one of those "little bit of this, little bit of that" methods of experimental cooking :) AnnVA

    Bookmark   July 11, 2008 at 7:17PM
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I put this on my meatloaf just before putting it in the oven:
3T brown sugar
1/4 catsup
1 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Mix all together and spread over meatloaf just before baking.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2008 at 7:58PM
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I use tomate frito...which is part of my meatloaf recipe as some of it also goes into the mix. It's a tomato sauce fried in olive oil and sold here in Spain, but also in some stores in North America. Sharper and not as sweet as ketchup, it gives a nice tang.

The other toppings mentioned above also sound good!

Tomate Frito

My Meatloaf


    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 5:12AM
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roselin32 ---This is what I would do. PAULA

    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 8:06AM
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I do the same as Roselin, but add about a Tblsp. of lemon juice to it.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 8:22AM
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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

A ketchup grape jelly blend is good too.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2008 at 11:00PM
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I have always frosted my meatloaf with: Just ketchup, garlic salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Simple but really good, and I put it on quite thick.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2008 at 8:50PM
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