Agreed. We’ve never been big Paula Deen fans, but of course we supported her 100% during the recent despicable attacks.
She should draw a good crowd there.
Her recipes still seem to be quite popular on the Foodtv site. Her meatloaf came up #1 (or very close) the other day when I was searching.
Of course I found it too complicated. I’m like the guy who told Mozart his music had too many notes, I look at a recipe and say: too many ingredients.
Try my meatloaf recipe, it’s great (or so I think anyhow) and it isn’t too complex.
3 lbs of 80% ground beef, about 3/4 of 1 small zucchini (about 6-7”) grated, 1/2 of a medium onion grated, 2 Tbsp of granulated garlic, salt and pepper to taste ( I use about 1 TBSP of each), 1 egg, about 1/2 - 3/4 cup of crackers pulverized. About 8 pieces of thinly sliced bacon.
I put the ground beef in a large bowl, throw the spices in, grate the zucchini and onion on to that, throw the egg and crackers in, then mix until everything is just combined (mixing meatloaf too much makes it tough).
I form it into a huge patty about 2 and 1/2” thick in a cast iron skillet (a 12” skillet works perfectly); leave about 1” of room around the edges and make a small indentation (about 1/4” deep and a few inches across) in the middle of the patty. Place the thinly sliced bacon on top of it and put it in a 350 degree oven. Bake it for about 1 hour. About halfway through the cooking process drain most of the fat to make life simpler later.
Top it off with your favorite sauce about 15 minutes before it is done baking. I make a chili sauce/ BBQ sauce concoction that works really well with this.
If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can melt some shredded cheese on it too.
My family loves this meatloaf.
“Her recipes still seem to be quite popular on the Foodtv site. Her meatloaf came up #1 (or very close) the other day when I was searching.”
If there are too many ingredients for her meatloaf, and other recipes, maybe her next venture should be prepackaged kits for her best favored ones.