The secret to really juicy delicious meatloaf that tastes like prime rib is using quality ground beef. Yes, you can make a very good meatloaf from turkey, veal and even pork; but, using excellent quality ground beef (sirloin i.e.) makes meatloaf into prime rib.
This recipe is no different from any other 'Brainy' recipe using ground turkey/veal/pork. The key then as now has always been never to use egg in the mix and also to never add oatmeal or crushed soda crackers; and, certainly the most important is to never add anything that takes away from the name - meatloaf!
For the best turnout, use a combination of bread crumbs, heavy cream, garlic powder, a pinch of sea salt, 1 tbs of Worcestershire sauce, beef stock and fresh dried herbs.
Turn the oven on to 350. Then, in a metal or glass bowl mix by hand 1 pound of quality ground beef with 3/4 cup of bread crumbs (home grated) 1/2 cup of heavy cream, 1 tsp of garlic powder and then add the Worcestershire sauce along with a pinch of salt and dried herbs: rosemary, mint and oregano. Mix it up and form into a loaf size.
Drizzle a bit of olive oil onto a glass baking dish, and lay in the meatloaf. When the oven is ready, pop it in; for an extra zing top with a few slices of roasted red pepper. After about 20 min, take the meatloaf from the oven and pour in 1/4 cup beef stock, toss in a few sun dried tomatoes for even more amazing flavor. Return to the oven and bake for another 20-30 min. Check the meatloaf with a meat thermometer; if it says med.rare as for steak or prime rib, its ready.
As for a side, prepare mashed or baked cheesy potatoes along with a salad and you've got dinner!
~Tutti a Tavola!