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Pampered Chef: South of the border meatloaf

  1. smstrks

    smstrks Member

    How important is it, with this recipe, that the DCB be able to turn in the micro? I'm going to do this at a party on Friday night and the host told me that the DCB will fit in her micro but won't turn.

    Nov 3, 2009
  2. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

    I don't know that it really makes a difference. I don't put mine on the turntable because I have heard it can burn the motor out. I would say, just turn it halfway through, if you want. I usually don't and its fine! Good luck with your show!
    Nov 3, 2009
  3. smstrks

    smstrks Member

    thanks!! I appreciate the feedback!
    Nov 5, 2009
  4. Mrs.H.

    Mrs.H. Novice Member

    Have you made this before? I made it when my in-laws were visiting and I followed all of the directions, and when I took it out of the microwave it looked like mush. Anyone else have that problem?
    Nov 5, 2009
  5. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

    Yep, it had good flavor, but it was mush... wasn't so impressed, neither was my family. I think it needs more filler, something to hold it together. I don't know if more crushed chips would help or if you threw in a few crushed crackers or bread crumbs. I don't know. Haven't felt the need to try it again after that experience. But maybe I will sometime... wondering too if it would be better in the oven, but I really think it's the filler thing...
    Nov 6, 2009
  6. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

    I made mine for a cluster meeting. So, it sat for the ride over and was fine. I think it helps it it "rests" before trying to serve it.

    My complaint with this was the amount of grease. After the initial 14 minutes, the grease was halfway up the height of the meatloaf. I drained it off and after it cooked again, there was still more.

    I couldn't imagine what I would have done at show. It would have been gross to serve it swimming in the grease - and I am not sure how stable it would have been to remove the meatloaf from the DCB - but I imagine this is what others must do.

    Since I had poured off the grease - and it was for a cluster meeting - I left it in the DCB - and it stayed nice & warm.

    Oh, and trying to pour off the grease without losing the meatloaf was a comedy! I finally used a turkey baster to suck the grease out and wasn't paying attention and squirted grease everywhere!! haha
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2009
    Nov 6, 2009
  7. chefheidi2003

    chefheidi2003 Senior Member Gold Member

    I liked the taste of it. But was not a fan of the appearance. Is fine for dinner but definately not for a show.

    As for using the turntable I made it at my director's house for a meeting..and we stopped the turntable so it would not turn
  8. cookinforyou

    cookinforyou Member Gold Member

    I made it and used the lean ground beef and had no grease. I also put some cheese on top after it cooked while it sat for 10 minutes and it was a huge hit!
    Nov 6, 2009
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