Bored with meatloaf?
Try these ideas with your basic recipe for a more ethnic flare:
CHINESE: Add rice, water chestnuts and sweet-and-sour sauce. Or soy sauce, green onions and ginger.
FRENCH: Mix in mushrooms, red wine and pepper. Also, try white wine, Dijon mustard and parsley.
GREEK: Add ground lamb and feta cheese.
INDIAN: Add curry powder and crushed garbanzo beans. Or mix in cubed potatoes, yogurt and mustard seeds.
MEXICAN: Add fresh cilantro and green chilies. Or add white cheese, chili powder and cumin.
POLISH: Add bacon drippings, dill pickles and hard-boiled eggs. Or
add horseradish and sour cream.
PURETO RICAN: Add sliced green olives, ham and raisins. Or mix in onions, garlic and chopped green bell pepper.
THAI: Mix in peanuts and hot red peppers. Also, try coconut milk and grated lime zest.