Pork Meatloaf

I’m very impressed. My mom made pork meatloaf last week using Mark Bittman’s recipe (below), with 2lb pork, a giant onion instead of a small one, a giant carrot instead of a small one, and some extra greens. For spices, she used 1.5 tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp cumin, salt, and pepper. She sauteed the vegetables very briefly.

It tasted like baozi filling and was nice and soft. Nora and her cousins all loved it. The quality of the pork, which she got from a meat market near my house, probably made a huge difference.

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Beef Meatloaf

The first time my mom bought ground grass-fed beef, we stir-fried it and it came out rather tough and gamy. Neither Nora nor her cousin Cody liked it. So I suggested making meatloaf next time, and it worked. The meat was nice and soft and both babies loved it.

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