Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Meatloaf Glaze

I recently made a meatloaf recipe, which didn't turn out great except for the glaze. Next time I'll make my sweet and spicy meatloaf, but use this glaze on it.

Meatloaf Glaze
by Our Best Bites

1 cup ketchup
1 cup barbecue sauce (I love Cattleman’s Kansas City BBQ Sauce)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 TBSP Creole (or other favorite) mustard

Combine the ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard, and brown sugar in a small saucepan and heat over low, stirring occasionally.

Reserve 1/2 cup of the glaze and set it aside. Brush meatloaf with a coating of the glaze from the pan. While the meatloaf is cooking, generously brush it every 10 minutes with the glaze from the pan (not the reserved glaze).

When the meatloaf is done, allow it to stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with the reserved sauce, a green salad, and potatoes.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

I made this about 2 weeks ago and LOVED it!  This sauce is amazing and easy!

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
by Your Homebased Mom

1 lb. ground beef, turkey, chicken or Italian sausage (I used turkey)
2 cans (14 oz) petite diced tomatoes
2 cans (14 oz) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
2 cans water, use the tomato sauce can
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp dried onion
3 Tbsp sugar (or to taste)
salt to taste
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp dried basil
2 Tbsp dried parsley

Brown meat along with garlic and onion. Drain meat and add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water. Stir and then add sugar and seasonings. Season to taste. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Allow it to simmer uncovered for several hours. If it gets too thick, just add some additional water or tomato sauce. Stirring frequently.