Alton Brown Makes His Good Eats Meatloaf | Food Network

Alton shares the secrets for making a classic Good Eats Meatloaf.
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Good Eats Meatloaf
Total: 1 hr 10 min
Prep: 25 min
Cook: 45 min
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
6 ounces garlic-flavored croutons
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 onion, roughly chopped
1 carrot, peeled and broken
3 whole cloves garlic
1/2 red bell pepper
18 ounces ground chuck
18 ounces ground sirloin
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg
For the glaze:
1/2 cup catsup
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Dash hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon honey
Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a food processor bowl, combine croutons, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and thyme. Pulse until the mixture is of a fine texture. Place this mixture into a large bowl. Combine the onion, carrot, garlic, and red pepper in the food processor bowl. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped, but not pureed. Combine the vegetable mixture, ground sirloin, and ground chuck with the bread crumb mixture. Season the meat mixture with the kosher salt. Add the egg and combine thoroughly, but avoid squeezing the meat.
Pack this mixture into a 10-inch loaf pan to mold the shape of the meatloaf. Onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, turn the meatloaf out of the pan onto the center of the tray. Insert a temperature probe at a 45 degree angle into the top of the meatloaf. Avoid touching the bottom of the tray with the probe. Set the probe for 155 degrees.
Combine the catsup, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and honey. Brush the glaze onto the meatloaf after it has been cooking for about 10 minutes.

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    Food NetworkFood NetworkVor 6 Monate
  • Now THAT'S the way I do it, most everything in the food processor makes it so much quicker and easier! I saute my veggies (onion, pepper, etc.) because I use ground sirloin or round, not hamburger so the veggies sauted in olive oil add some moisture to the meat. I make my own tomato sauce from tomato paste because ketchup is LOADED with sugar, which we do NOT need, but I add a little oregano and apple cidar vinegar and a dash of sugar to the tomato paste.! Quick and easy!

    MJ LejerMJ LejerVor 9 Tage
  • YUM!

  • I adore Alton and all his recipes and knowledge...but this one is a hard pass. Looks like a weird fruit cake.

    Jessica GJessica GVor 18 Tage
  • I love this guy and I miss Good Eats.

    Greg HuntGreg HuntVor Monat
  • I can tell by the ingredients, this looks wonderful.

    Daniel ClooneyDaniel ClooneyVor Monat
  • Over 2lbs of meat? I can't get through that much and I'm not a freezer meal person.

    Charlie MayCharlie MayVor Monat
  • He is a scientist, cook, comedian. Love it.

    Judith FenskeJudith FenskeVor Monat
  • I likeAlton, he makes cooking fun, er, um, funny.

    Judith FenskeJudith FenskeVor Monat
  • Made this today. Consensus is that it was to spicy. And I only used 1/2 of the Cayenne Alton called for. Next time, forget ALL the pepper. The topping was nothing special. Next time, pass on the coriander. It sure was easy to make. That was much appreciated.

    Doug ABKDoug ABKVor Monat
  • I make a great meatloaf but I was able to use this to get a few tips. I use two eggs but I do make a 3lb loaf. I usually just shape mine like a football but I do have a loaf pan and will use it as a mold now.

    Mr WrightMr WrightVor Monat
  • Looks great, but your food always seem too technical for the average home cook. You should consider making easier versions of your usual meals for people who don't have fancy tools or able to custom grind meat. 😐

    Google UserGoogle UserVor Monat
    • @Google User best wishes to you mate.

      Mr WrightMr WrightVor Monat
    • @Mr Wright It is fancy to me and it's considered fancy where I'm from. Hopefully one day I'll be able to go to school for culinary arts and become more familiar and accustomed to these things. Hopefully. 🤞

      Google UserGoogle UserVor Monat
    • Yeah no fancy tools were used here. If you don't have a food processor then just use ground beef and chop your veggies finer. Hope that helps but you should get a food processor of blender if you don't have one. It's a helpful and needed tool for a lot of things.

      Mr WrightMr WrightVor Monat
    • @Samuel Howie I'm talking about people grinding their own meat. Something simple, like just using regular ground beef. Using a thermometer, instead of temperature and time. *THAT* is why I said that.

      Google UserGoogle UserVor Monat
    • There were no fancy ingredients or tools used in this.

      Samuel HowieSamuel HowieVor Monat
  • Looks yummy Id like a slice

    Debbie CzarnotaDebbie CzarnotaVor Monat
  • So nobody gonna talk about how he just touched raw meat, then stuck his fingers straight into the salt jar? Lol🤦🏼‍♀️ Let's pray they threw that salt away off camera. Lol

    Spiritisalive1Spiritisalive1Vor 2 Monate
  • If I were to double this recipe to feed more people should I still put in only one egg or can I put in two?

    Pierce St.ClairePierce St.ClaireVor 2 Monate
  • So instead of using crouton`s you can use a box of stuffing. :)

    Wendy Wilson DunbarWendy Wilson DunbarVor 2 Monate
  • How dare he buy crewtons "yes I know it misspelled" lol

    jay hoganjay hoganVor 2 Monate
  • The recipe calls for 1 TBLS Cumin not 1 tsp ... apologies if duplicated, too lazy to read.

    Scott WhitfieldScott WhitfieldVor 2 Monate
  • Why does everybody on television eschew the use of the loaf pan? The fat flavors the meat. Stop with this incessant deprivation as far as fat goes.

    broomstermbroomstermVor 2 Monate
  • This is the best meatloaf..............ever!!!

    catcookiecatcookieVor 2 Monate
  • Good recipe! Chef Alton is definitely there with the modern, science-minded chefs, but his recipes always look good, and I’m sure they taste good as well! Mahalo 😊🤙🏼

    Malafunkshun808Malafunkshun808Vor 2 Monate
  • Yummmm

    Christina MasdenChristina MasdenVor 3 Monate
  • Best Meat Loaf,

    Cooking With The BluesCooking With The BluesVor 3 Monate
  • Hmm... in his smoked meatloaf video he says to use 1 egg per 1 lb of meat. I wonder if it's different because he was smoking vs. baking, or if he just learned something new years later.

    MastervellesMastervellesVor 3 Monate
  • When do you put the glaze on the meatloaf?

    Michael SMichael SVor 3 Monate
  • Hipster meatloaf, sounds like garbage.....ill take my 88 yr old grammas anyday over this snobby urban beta males anyday

    Boris McGillicuttyBoris McGillicuttyVor 3 Monate
  • No garlic 🧄

    Jon SimmonsJon SimmonsVor 3 Monate
  • Well, my dinner is ruined. I made meatloaf with 2 eggs.

    Vee KayVee KayVor 3 Monate
  • Alton defeats the loose turning of the ingredients by later packing it into a loaf pan...

    flacousa62flacousa62Vor 4 Monate
  • Great job love your shows

    Maryann CasadyMaryann CasadyVor 4 Monate
  • In later meatloaf videos you say to use 1 egg for every pound of meat. In this video you say to use no more than one. So which is it?

    Alex BlazeAlex BlazeVor 4 Monate
  • Tried this and did not like. Meat needed more flavor mixed in, in the form of a tomato-based sauce of some kind.

    BillVolBillVolVor 4 Monate
  • Thanks. This is meatloaf basics. I watched it, and learned some additional things, and ideas, to help perfect my meatloaf, and I added the ground cumin, like you said. I had forgotten to put that in my recipe. See, I know cumin goes well with ground beef, from an old Salisbury steak recipe. I had found a Salisbury steak recipe years back, from a grandmotherly type, from Oregon, and she included cumin in her recipe. *and get this; many years back, I met an older hillbilly woman, that actually knew, and remembered how to make the first, original Salisbury steak, made of real steak, not formed ground beef mass, and she told me how to cook it in the black iron skillet, and using the meat drippings, to make gravy mixed with flour, salt and pepper, right there in the pan, using a spatula to spead the gravy over the cooked steak. I'm not good at explaining it like she did, but you get my drift. Sounds good, doesn't it?!

    Angelina SuazoAngelina SuazoVor 4 Monate
  • No jalapenos or hot sauce for me. But the rest of it all sounds real good.

    Nathan ProphetNathan ProphetVor 4 Monate
  • What does the internal temperature need to be?

    TTVor 4 Monate
    • Says 150

      BillVolBillVolVor 4 Monate
  • Hahaha he’s slicing with an electric knife

    DOCDOCVor 4 Monate
  • I’m sorry Alton but I heard your food is bland AF. Sorry 😭

    Britnee De LA VegaBritnee De LA VegaVor 4 Monate
  • I forgot how good this was got to make it again

    Azamet SoltanoffAzamet SoltanoffVor 4 Monate
  • Sooo over machine ground. I use 2lb beef, 1lb spicy sausage, a chopped onion with egg and a thawed box of chopped spinach. A very small bit of bread crumb and 6+ oz shredded cheese. Toss a splash of red sauce in and mix. Bake 400 for about 40 min, drain fat and add thinned red and bake another 20.

    James FalardeauJames FalardeauVor 5 Monate
  • Some of his recipes are good, but he seems hard and narcissistic.

    NotemanNotemanVor 5 Monate
  • Never wear rings when cooking thats nasty! You can't wash off all the nastiness out of the crevices. Look at it under a microscope!

    Joe WaltersJoe WaltersVor 5 Monate
  • Alton Brown recipes are disgusting. Right now, on Food Network, he has a Potsticker recipe (Chinese dumplings) that calls for ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. And yes, it tastes as foul as it sounds. But that's what you get when a middle-aged middle-American white male tries to define what constitutes a Chinese dumpling. Stay in your lane crazy person.

    Steve 'oSteve 'oVor 5 Monate
  • ..... was that a badger hair shaving soap brush he put the glaze on with or did i just see it wrong xD

    Just(A)TheoryJust(A)TheoryVor 5 Monate
  • Saw another Alton clip of him making "his best meatloaf" ... and then I see this.. I don't know what to believe.. my whole life is a lie.

    EricEricVor 5 Monate
  • I have his videos !

    GeminieCricketGeminieCricketVor 5 Monate
  • Gross not even cooked

    Randy McleodRandy McleodVor 6 Monate
  • NObody makes it better, and people keep relegating meatloaf to the fruitcake purgatory that even fruitcake doesn't deserve. Alton's way is no harder, just different than we grew up with. And it's goood.

    Mac SwantonMac SwantonVor 6 Monate
  • Should be called bread loaf. I usually love Alton's recipes but not this one.

    K LabK LabVor 6 Monate
  • rip meatlof

    iamsadwhereisdadiamsadwhereisdadVor 6 Monate
  • dont have cuisinart my ex took it.POS.Alton has the best Tres Leches cake receipe,tried many but his is best.

    bebetigre12bebetigre12Vor 6 Monate
  • 2019 and still loving Alton!!!

    Kayla HillKayla HillVor 7 Monate
  • dude put on a hair net, with all that hair receding everyone is chomping on your old ball scalp hair. just sayin bro, you can thank me later.

    UnX FormatUnX FormatVor 7 Monate
  • I like a loaf that cooks in it's own juices. This would be dry I think with juice run off all over the pan.

    Steve ConkeySteve ConkeyVor 7 Monate
  • You don't just do whatever, either you do or don't.

    PJBearsteinPJBearsteinVor 7 Monate
  • You say "just" too much. And I would omit the onion.

    PJBearsteinPJBearsteinVor 7 Monate
    • @Beer Lake Yes, onions can be omitted by not using them in the first place.

      PJBearsteinPJBearsteinVor 7 Monate
    • What's wrong with you? One does NOT omit the onion.

      Beer LakeBeer LakeVor 7 Monate
  • What would be the best substitute for the egg if a family member can't eat them?

    Katie DeuschleKatie DeuschleVor 7 Monate
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon baking powder.

      Stephen HillStephen HillVor 7 Monate
  • At what point in the cooking process do you add the glaze?

    Chaz ZChaz ZVor 8 Monate
  • I would have heartburn for a month after eating that!!

    Mike R. LCNMike R. LCNVor 8 Monate
    • andrewthezeppo croutons.

      Mike R. LCNMike R. LCNVor 5 Monate
    • What in it would cause heartburn?

      andrewthezeppoandrewthezeppoVor 5 Monate
    • Eric H not for me. Enjoy!!

      Mike R. LCNMike R. LCNVor 8 Monate
    • But SOOO worth it!

      Eric HEric HVor 8 Monate
  • Please don't waste your time on this one. Seriously the worse meatloaf I have ever eaten. I have made lots of different recipes looking for the perfect one...and this one was far far from it. Dry...dense...crumbly and just nasty tasting. Seriously don't waste your time...or MONEY on this one.

    goo goo geckogoo goo geckoVor 8 Monate
    • That's a shame--he's normally right on. It'd be nice if he did a "Good Eats Reloaded" for this to see if he's made any changes to the recipe since making this episode.

      Julie SchultzJulie SchultzVor 8 Monate
  • Paper is yum! I cho-cho-choose you!

    Zaki ChoudharyZaki ChoudharyVor 8 Monate
  • Did he ever say how long you have to cook it? I don't have a probe

    t Roeet RoeeVor 8 Monate
    • I don't know. I'm sure there's a temperature-to-time conversion chart somewhere.

      Julie SchultzJulie SchultzVor 8 Monate
  • Now I know what is for dinner tomorrow... oh yes.

    Van PollVan PollVor 8 Monate
  • Alton has a lot of hair in this video but it is also completely obvious that it will not last very long.

    Stephen WhiteStephen WhiteVor 9 Monate
  • Wow. I didn't think there'd ever be a recipe from AB I'd never try. Seems there is one.

    Not that Bitch Again ?!?Not that Bitch Again ?!?Vor 9 Monate
  • I love Alton Browns recipes, but glazing meatloaf is a cardinal sin in my opinion.

    Chuck BorisChuck BorisVor 9 Monate
  • Food Network *butchered* this footage, it is so blown-out, blurry, over-saturated

    Spencer TrumboreSpencer TrumboreVor 9 Monate
  • Am i the only one that thinks meat loaf sounds and looks gross im not American by the way and have also never had it maybe its good butt still

    Deth KountDeth KountVor 9 Monate
    • You're not exactly wrong. It can be famously bad, but when its good, oh boy is it good! My mom makes an amazing turkey meatloaf. I can't say I've ever tried this recipe, but if the reviews say anything, then its quite delicious as well.

      Matt-the-YipperMatt-the-YipperVor 9 Monate
  • *_Don’t squeeze the Meatloaf._*

    badassfuturebadassfutureVor 9 Monate
  • Guess this is the young naive Alton just finding his juices so go have a rest. But yes a rest will help.

    Adventures with FrodoAdventures with FrodoVor 9 Monate
  • Great now I'm hungry.

    William CapWilliam CapVor 9 Monate
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