Okay, I have never made meat loaf. Never wanted to eat it particularlly. I've had it in school cafeterias and such, nothing exciting really.
My husband saw someone make it on TV the other day and commented he has never had meat loaf before. So I decided to make one for him.
I did some searches and decided on using Alton Brown's recipe, which had good reviews.
I believe I'm a pretty excellent cook. I follow directions well. I know how to make very complicated fancy stuff. My meat loaf sucked.
I know I did it right, I followed the recipe to a t. But the meatloaf was just blaah. Overall the texture inside was sort of grainy and sort of soft and I don't know how do describe it, baby-food like. The top was carmalized and good, but just for that 1/4". The rest of the loaf was yuky.
It wasn't dry, which I know is a common problem with meatloaf. My was just yucky! My husband had it and declared he liked it and that it was good! He is a really picky eater!
So I'm thinking, maybe it's just me. Maybe I just don't like meat loaf.