With the Army Corps of Engineers taking the Flood Fight 2011 – Operation Watershed down river we will take a culinary tour of the affected areas:
Monday – Memphis District Munchies – Elvis Meatloaf
Tuesday – Vicksburg District Vittles – Mississippi River Chicken & Dumplings
Wednesday – New Orleans District Nosh
Thursday – BBQ Byway
Fishy Friday River Style
This Paula Dean version of Elvis’ favorite meatloaf makes for a light and cheesy alternative to tomato based classics. Paula’s recipe called for a condensed soup based sauce, but I decided to go old school and build it from scratch sans salt.
The green pepper and onion were too large. Next time I would pulse them in a food processor into more of a paste.
The bread grease mop at the bottom of the pan was a nice idea. I used a lean “meatloaf mix” (beef, pork, veal) and only had 2 tablespoons of fat that bubbled up and could be drained.
I had enough sauce left over for a small mac and cheese, but I don’t think making a sauce with less than a cup of milk would be easy to build.