Not Your Mothers, Fathers or Grandmothers or Grandfathers Meatloaf Recipe From CCM Ambassador Austen Granger

Carter Country ground beef is one our favorite products to cook with. Whether your using it simply for burgers or pasta sauce its always a quick and easy fit. CCM Ambassador Austen Granger took our 14 day dry aged ground beef and put a twist on and old favorite - MEATLOAF.


Meat Loaf

  • 2-pounds carter country 80/20 ground beef
  • 1-pound ground pork
  • 2 potatoes finely diced
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 4 gloves garlic chopped
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube mixed with ½ cup water
  • 1 red bell pepper finely diced
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil

Panko Topping

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


Panko Topping

  1. Add panko to a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Melt butter to a small saucepan over medium low heat and melt. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Add melted butter, dried thyme, parmesan, smoked paprika and salt and pepper to panko.
  4. Mix to combine and set aside.


  1. Preheat your oven or pellet smoker to 350 degrees.
  2. In a skillet heat, 1 tbsp Olive Oil over medium-high heat. Add your diced onions, diced potatoes, diced red pepper, dried thyme, oregano, kosher salt, and pepper. Sauté until slightly caramelized. About 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add your chopped garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  4. Add the chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce and cook until the liquid has mostly evaporated, and the mixture has thickened. About 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Take mixture off heat and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  6. In a large bowl, add your ground beef, ground pork, chopped scallions, smoked paprika and breadcrumbs.
  7. Beat the two eggs and add to bowl.
  8. Add the onion, potato, pepper mixture to bowl being careful not to over combine. Lightly incorporate all ingredients by hand.
  9. Place the mixture on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and form into an even loaf.
  10. Evenly top the loaf with the seasoned panko breadcrumb mixture.
  11. Place the meatloaf into your preheated oven or pellet smoker set to 350F and cook for 1 hour or until the internal temperature registers 160F in the thickest part of the meat loaf.
  12. Remove from oven or grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

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