Lazy Beef for a Lazy Sunday

Inspired by an Alton Brown recipe I put meatloaf on the menu tonight. In a separate show, I  watched him grind his own meat so I incorporated doing that into the recipe.

5 oz garlic flavored croutons
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 onion, roughly chopped
1 carrot, peeled and cut into large pieces
4 garlic cloves
1/2 yellow bell pepper
16 oz chuck steak, cut into chunks
16 oz sirloin steak, cut into chunks
1 egg

For the glaze:
1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash of 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 yellow pepper in the food processor bowl.


Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped, but not puréed. Add to the large bowl.


I was intrigued at the thought of grinding  the meat combo myself instead of buying it already ground, so to my favorite meat market I went.



Put the chunks of beef into the food processor bowl.


Pulse until the meat is the consistency of ground beef. (I had filled this too full to effectively grind up the meat and had to remove some and do it in several batches.)


Combine the vegetable mixture, ground sirloin and chuck with the bread crumb mixture. 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 or foil-lined baking sheet, turn the meatloaf out of the pan onto the center of the tray.

Combine the ketchup, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and honey. Brush the glaze onto the meatloaf after it has been cooking for about 10 minutes.


Return the meatloaf to the oven and bake for an additional 1 hour.

Here is the finished meatloaf resting because it’s tiring sitting in a hot oven for an hour and ten. I like how little grease there is.


I scrubbed, peeled and boiled two russet potatoes to make mashed potatoes. Everything is better with mashed potatoes.


Time to eat!



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Categories: Beef/Pork

2 Comments on “Lazy Beef for a Lazy Sunday”

  1. Cindy Pershin
    Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    That looks delicious, I will have to try it.

    • Monday, November 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

      It was pretty tasty. I don’t normally put any kind of glaze on my meatloaf so that was kind of a nice change. I think next time tho’ I’ll either use less, or omit, the cumin in the glaze.

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