For many of us, nothing says “comfort food’ quite like good old-fashioned meatloaf. Just how old-fashioned is it? Ground meat, mixed with spices and other ingredients, patted into a loaf shape and baked, meatloaf has been around in some form or another since its first mention in Apicius in the 5th century C.E.
In more recent centuries, (such as the twentieth), our great-grandmothers perfected their meatloaf recipes during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Serving meatloaf was a practical way of “making do” by using an inexpensive type of meat and other simple ingredients, using up leftovers to create a new meal. Just as traditions vary from region to region, and even family to family, traditional meatloaf recipes, plain and simple though they may be, are a comforting reminder of home.
But sometimes, it’s good to buck tradition and try something new.
Homestyle Meatloaf Seasoning is not your mama’s meatloaf seasoning. Salt, pepper, garlic and tomato give a nod to old-school meatloaf, but the tamarind, chiles, sumac and other ingredients will add a zesty punch to any ground beef recipe you can imagine. Add 1 Tbsp Homestyle Meatloaf Seasoning per pound of ground meat, and follow just about any meatloaf recipe. Don’t forget to try it in your burgers too.
Ingredients: Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Sugar, Tomato, Vinegar, Spices, Rice Concentrate, Tamarind, Chiles, Sumac, Hickory Smoke, Citric Acid, and Onion.