Just when you thought meatloaf couldn’t get any better-Bam! I hit you with the most amazing, rich and mouth watering recipe for the dear beloved and sometimes forgotten classic.
Put down the ketchup and step away from the meat. For years countless meatloafs have been made with ketchup alone or a simple ketchup sauce slathered ontop but this is all wrong! Wrong as in we are not doing the idea of meatloaf justice by using simple ketchup. To truly experience the best meatloaf has to give- you need an amazing sweet but savory sauce with a mustard and tomato base and loaded with flavors of pineapple, soy, sugar, chile and garlic.
Wait- I am not done yet. Not only does your meatloaf need this perfect sauce concoction but it must and I repeat must have a slightly crunchy onion and jalapeno texture to it. What am I referring to? I am talking about crispy, crunchy jalapeno strips made by Alexa and a load full of crispy garlic onions. You would be surprised to find out that the breading on the jalapenos and onions do that bow down to the moisture in the meatloaf but rather stay nice and intact throughout the baking process.
All this to say- this is the most fantastic plate of meatloaf you will ever have. No longer will kids be scared of the thought of a cafeteria style plate of mystery meat. They will be begging you for more meatloaf and considering meatloaf is one of the easiest one pot meals to make- no mom would turn down that request.