Comfort food is just simple, familiar food that makes you comfortable and warm inside. Sweet Daddy D’s Super Tender Pot Roast is just basic beef and simple ingredients…a Chuck Roast braised in wine with seasoning and herbs until it’s so tender it falls apart and melts in your mouth. This no-angst recipe puts the comfort in comfort food.
Meatloaf…can you say comfort food? It’s a food group all by itself!!
Meatloaf has been around forever and transcends cuisines. Minced meats date back to the 5th century Roman days and there is the traditional meat-centric traditions of Germany, Scandinavia and Belgium. It showed up in American cookbooks as early as the 1870’s when some recipes used “whatever cold meat you have”. Sounds like a great way to use up the entire cow or pig or deer or goat you just butchered….in 1870. Today, it’s not unusual to see Meatloaf glamorized and revered. My no-angst Classic Meatloaf recipe does just that.