What mom doesn’t like meatloaf as a dinner option once in while? I know I do! Maybe the kids will grimace and complain when they see it, but moms know they’ll eat it and even enjoy it. You can make your meatloaf with any kind of meat and veggies, my personal favorite is a classic beef, pork and veal mixture with some onions, garlic, cheese and shredded zucchini. (Of course I’ll throw some cheese, bread crumbs soaked in milk and egg in there too.) It’s a real winner of a one pot meal. But often times, when you bake your meatloaf in a regular pan, the grease has nowhere to go but to settle into the mixture itself. Sure, it’s tasty, but it’s really not good for you.
Introducing the Rachel Ray Two-Piece Meatloaf Pan. I was given a complimentary set to test and review (with another one available to one of my lucky readers!) to see for myself. It’s kind of a cool concept, with one pan with slits nesting in another pan below. The fat from the meatloaf drips through the holes into the bottom pan so you’re left with a much healthier meatloaf. I won’t lie. It wasn’t nearly as moist as cooking my meatloaf in a one-piece pan. But it was just as tasty and every piece was eaten. So, it’s worth the sacrifice for health benefits, knowing my family is eating well.
What’s your favorite way to cook meatloaf? Tell me here (or e-mail me privately firstname.lastname@example.org) for a chance to win one yourself. I’ll select a winner Saturday evening the 22nd of October.