I’ve been meaning to post these two recipes for some time now. They’re wonderful. One is fun movie-food, and Chris and I love to make it for a nice night in. Alton’s popcorn recipe and a good beer–life is good. The other is a meatloaf recipe that I enjoyed. I do enjoy a good meatloaf, and this one fit the bill. (I know meatloaf gets a bad rap, but really, this one is tasty!)
Our “I Love Alton” Popcorn
3 tbsp peanut oil
about 1/2 c popcorn kernels
1/2 tsp popcorn salt (we double this)
3 tbsp unsalted butter (we don’t even use this…we don’t need it!)
Place the oil, popcorn, and salt in a large, 6-quart, metal mixing bowl. (We only have a 3-quart so we halve the recipe.) Cover with heavy-duty aluminum foil and poke slits in top with a knife or a fork.
Place bowl over medium heat and shake constantly using a pair of tongs to hold the bowl. Continue shaking until the popcorn finished popping, about 3 minutes.
Remove the bowl from the heat and carefully remove foil. Stir in any salt that is on the sides of the bowl. Remove immediately to another dish, or else the popcorn burns.
Melt butter, if desired, in microwave. Slowly drizzle over popcorn while spinning the bowl.
Barbeque Meat Loaf
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 c dry breadcrumbs
1/2 c chopped onion
1/3 c barbeque sauce, divided (I used about double this amount to keep it moist)
1 tbsp mustard
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 large egg whites
Preheat oven to 350.
Combin beef, breadcrumbs, and onion, 1 tbsp barbeque sauce (I used about 3), and remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl.
Shape meat mixture into a 9×5-inch loaf on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Spread remaining barbeque sauce over meatloaf. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a thermometer registers 160. Let stand 10 minutes.