Friday, October 28, 2011

#21 The Pioneer Woman

I think it's just amazing how Ree Drummond began her blog, The Pioneer Woman,  just writing about her experiences on the ranch.  It has become of of the most popular food blogs.  She has wonderful recipes and she shares so much of herself that you really feel like you know her.  The way that she refers to her hubby as "The Marlboro Man"just cracks me up.  There are great stories about her kids, the very poignant stories about her brother Mike, and the most amazing pictures.  She has written a cookbook,  "The Pioneer Woman Cooks",  and even has her own spot on the Food Network. 

There are many pictures of Ree Drummond but I had to share this one of her in her kitchen. She was interviewed in this month's issue of Country Woman Magazine.  I am so jealous....all that counter space!!!
Courtesy of Country Woman

Her blog is known for her step by pictures of her recipes.  So in her honor as #21of the 50 Women Game Changers in Food I decided to follow her format (somewhat) for this post. 


Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl.
Make the sauce: add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Stir together.
Pour 1/3 of the mixture over the top of the bacon. Spread with a spoon.
Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another 1/3 of the sauce over the top. Bake for another 15 minutes. 
Slice and serve with remaining sauce.

My Favorite Meatloaf  courtesy of Ree Drummond 

Ingredients
  • Meatloaf:
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 6 slices White Bread
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 cup (heaping) Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Minced Flat-leaf Parsley
  • 4 whole Eggs Beaten
  • 10 slices Thin/regular Bacon
  • Sauce:
  • 1-1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • Tabasco To Taste

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour milk over the bread slices. Allow it to soak in for several minutes.
Place the ground beef, milk-soaked bread, Parmesan, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in beaten eggs.
With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined. Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat to drain. (Line the bottom of the pan with foil to avoid a big mess!)
Lay bacon slices over the top, tucking them underneath the meatloaf.
Make the sauce: add ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Stir together. Pour 1/3 of the mixture over the top of the bacon. Spread with a spoon.
Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another 1/3 of the sauce over the top. Bake for another 15 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining sauce.


Serve with mash potatoes.


For other great recipes by Ree Drummond, please visit the rest of our group:

9 comments:

girlichef said... Best Blogger Tips

It is amazing the way she got her start and I am entirely jealous of that counter space, as well! You definitely followed the style of PW ...though you needed about 50 more pictures to be just like her ;P . This looks wonderful!

Susan Lindquist said... Best Blogger Tips

This is one major meatloaf! Looks wonderful ... it's my husband's favorite meal. Add a couple baked potatoes and a side of creamed corn and he is a happy man ... must be the farmhand growing up years that made him such a meat and potatoes kind of guy! That Ree knows how to cook up Americana doesn't she? You did her proud!

Thanks for reminding me that it's about time to make him a meatloaf supper!

Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that recipe almost as much as I love her kitchen. What a great spot in which to create. I'm so glad you have joined our group. You bring a lot to the table and I always like to visit here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great looking kitchen! Did you notice all those stools? Would love to have all that counter space. This meatloaf looks amazing. I would love to give this a try...I have my tried and true meatloaf but every once and awhile it's nice to change things up!

Jeanette said... Best Blogger Tips

Would I love that counterspace! Love how you took step-by-step pictures like Ree.

bellini said... Best Blogger Tips

I made a meatloaf by another game changer that didnit turn out quite as well as this one from the Pioneer Woman herself. It is one of my favourite comfrot foods!

Joanne said... Best Blogger Tips

Yeah...I would pretty much KILL for that kitchen! Your meatloaf looks fabulous!

Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pictures look great! I love the abbreviated pictures version. I'm not much of a meatloaf eater, but this really looks tasty.

Taryn (Have Kitchen, Will Feed) said... Best Blogger Tips

I would kill for that kitchen! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)