Have you heard of Ketchapeno? It's an amazing product -- ketchup with jalapenos added -- but not too many so it's not too hot -- it's just right!
I bought my bottle at one of my favorite stores - life+style -- and I couldn't wait to use it. Think homemade onions rings dipped in it, think homemade French fries dipped in it, think poured liberally on a grilled hamburger or . . . my favorite way to use "ketchup" . . .
|A meatloaf isn't very photogenic -- perhaps that's why they are relegated to "diner food"!|
To top a meatloaf.
|Slices are more photogenic! (and tasty!)|
And then spread liberally upon the slice on your plate! Husband Jim who loves both jalapeños and meatloaf with ketchup thought it was the best of both worlds!
But to me the only reason to have meatloaf (photogenic or not) is the next day lunch . . .
A meatloaf sandwich with a top baked on crust of Ketchapeno and then more slathered on top before the last slice of bread goes on.
It is the best!
For my meatloaf I used my mother's meatloaf recipe -- hamburger, fresh bread crumbs, egg, herbs, onion, formed into a loaf and baked (at 350) basting with chicken broth an butter so that the loaf is moist.
This night it wasn't so much about the meatloaf as it was about the ketchapeno!
It's almost St. Patrick's Day and I'm sure there were no meat loafs in Ireland (although there may be a mince or two) so while everyone else is posting about delicious Irish food over at Designs by Gollum, I'm submitting my meat loaf . . . or my ketchapeno . . . join Michael and see all the tasty treats for Foodie Friday!