The Freshman Cook: You Heart Meatloaf and I Heart You!

My husband is a meatloaf lover! I am not. He has always loved it. I have always barely tolerated it. Of course, as a chef and as a wife and mother, I have made meatloaf a million times. I love making it for my husband. He always appreciates it. So this is for him. His favorite meatloaf recipe with my touch!

 The meatloaf is heart shaped. It is rather difficult to see in the pictures.



1/2  pound Ground Beef

1/4 cup Parmesan Bread crumbs

1/4 teaspoon Pepper

Dash Salt

1 small Onion~chopped( but not too small)

1 Egg

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.

I use my hands to get it thoroughly mixed, but you

can use a fork instead. Make six little balls with the ground beef.

Flatten the beef out with your hands.

Cut the meat with a heart shaped cookie cutter.

Place the six hearts on parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Adjust them by making the center V of the heart a little deeper.

These are going to shrink a little. Firm them up with your hands by 

pressing the sides so they are together. We don’t want them to fall 

apart like a burger might if it is not molded together well.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Keep an eye on them. See the spoon under the baking sheet.

I put that there so the grease would run away from the meat.

They kept their shape pretty well. I flipped over each one,

and cleaned any edges or grease that might have collected.

I added mashed potatoes and gravy!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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