Glazed All-Beef Meatloaf

Published January 1, 2006.

Why this recipe works:

To create an all-beef meatloaf recipe that could compete with a recipe made with meatloaf mix, we used equal parts ground chuck and sirloin, which provided just the right balance of juicy, tender meat and assertive beefy flavor. Chicken broth was a surprisingly successful add-in; it… read more

To create an all-beef meatloaf recipe that could compete with a recipe made with meatloaf mix, we used equal parts ground chuck and sirloin, which provided just the right balance of juicy, tender meat and assertive beefy flavor. Chicken broth was a surprisingly successful add-in; it transformed the loaf from liver-y to savory. To replace the gelatin that was lost with the ground veal in the meatloaf mix, we used a mere half-teaspoon of powdered gelatin to give the texture of our glazed meatloaf a luxurious smoothness.

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Serves 6 to 8

If you can't find chuck and/or sirloin, substitute any 85 percent lean ground beef. Handle the meat gently; it should be thoroughly combined but not pastelike. To avoid using the broiler, glaze the loaf in a 500-degree oven; increase cooking time for each interval by 2 to 3 minutes.

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