How long to cook Meatloaf at Loyola? It depends. The exact time will depend on the size of your beef or steak and the desired level of doneness you are shooting for. First, we need to get our hands on a quality digital meatloaf grinder. We need one that can handle the large task of chopping up your meat into small pieces.
A 3 pound steak should be cooked quickly enough to avoid overcrowding and burning. Check with a seasoned cook if you want to serve it with potatoes and mushy vegetables as well. If you plan to serve it with veggies, then you’ll want to make sure the veggies are tender enough that they don’t get mushy. If you want to cook Meatloaf on the grill, then your best bet is to let it cook until it is charcoal hot and then flip and brown on the inside and outside of your meat while it is still warm. This is the best way to tell if your Meatloaf is done.
Another consideration when checking the readiness of your large meatloaf is its baking time. You’ll want to check it about fifteen minutes before it’s due to be baking. If you’re concerned that it might not get cooked on the recommended time, you can always bake it uncovered in the cold oven. Let the coals die out a bit before removing it from the heat source. If you do successfully bake your big meatloaf in the cold oven, then you will likely have perfect results and a delicious meal within five to ten minutes.
Once your large meatloaf has reached the proper temperature, let it rest for about five to ten minutes so that all of the juices will have time to seep into the meat. While it’s resting, you can run a steak into it one at a time. Remove any excess juices and salt from the surface. If you’ve baked it in the oven, there should be moderate browning on the outside but no apparent visible signs of being cooked on the inside. Check for doneness with a fork and then cut into it with a knife to make sure the texture is right.
After removing it from the oven, let it cool on a cooling rack set inside of your oven. If you’ve used a cast iron or aluminum foil baking pan, this shouldn’t take long. If not, you may want to use aluminum foil that has been lightly dusted with flour to catch any drips from the pan.
When your large loaf is ready, check to see if it is baking at the recommended temperature. This is usually set at a temperature of around 350 degrees. Again, if your recipe calls for a specific temperature, you will know exactly how long to cook it at this setting. Once done, allow it to cool. Unwrap and cut into it and serve as you would any normal baked potato.