When I came up with the idea for this recipe, I came up with some hypotheses for the how this meatloaf was going to turn out: You would see lots of purple, blue and green ketchup that was successfully made to look like the ketchup that used to be sold in stores back in the '90s, and this meatloaf would be good enough to have for lunch the next day.
Two of the ketchups didn't come to fruition and this meatloaf was not good enough to have for lunch the next day. I talked about my failed attempts to make blue ketchup and green ketchup in my blog post about my How to Make Blueberry Ketchup video.
You may be wondering why this meatloaf wasn't good enough to have for lunch the next day. You see, I haven't had bologna in almost 15 years and I didn't realize, as an adult, how gross it is because it's so greasy, each bologna slice sticks to the slice next to it. It's weird because when you're a kid you love greasy foods but then when you grow up and try those foods you had as a kid, you wonder, "Why did I eat this s*** when I was [insert age up to 10]!?"
Although, to be fair, most kids foods in the '90s were artificially colored, obscenely sweet, and/or greasy. Lunchables used to sell a bologna, cheese, and crackers lunch kit when I was a kid. They don't anymore. If you want meat, cheese, and carbs, there's another brand of food that sells a kit consisting of wine-infused salami, white cheddar cheese, and baguette chips! What has this world come to!?
At least Lunchables's pizza combos have stayed deliciously the same throughout the years.
I read somewhere you lose taste buds as you age throughout life, which is why my choice to go to Denny's to celebrate my birthday doesn't sound so appealing anymore- I'd be too tempted to have their Pumpkin Pecan Pie Pancakes and their Santa's Milk n Cookies milkshake in the same meal. That's way too much sugar! People, realize that sentence came from someone who loves sweets.
Most Dannon and Yoplait's low calorie yogurts are also too sweet for me anymore.
I might go to Chili's instead and have a burger, fries, and dessert, but this is dependent on whether or not I still feel full two days after Thanksgiving.
I can see why correctional facilities serve bologna sandwiches to their inmates- it's a gross meat that is really cheap.
After having this meatloaf, I got tired of bologna for a very long time. My grandma tried this meatloaf and she said it was too salty, so maybe I shouldn't have added any salt to the meatloaf since bologna is salty to begin with.
I did say this meatloaf was good in the video, which is true, and I had that entire slice of meatloaf for dinner, but I opted to throw away the remaining slices. Even instant mac and cheese sounded better than this recipe.
Cooking is an experiment so all was not lost. I did my research on bologna, and the only recipes I found featuring warm bologna were fried bologna recipes. Yuck! Cold cuts are already cooked so it doesn't take too long to warm them. But you get what you paid for(in terms, of time in this case).
Makes four 4-ounce slices(of meatloaf, not the bologna)
You will need:
For the cooking utensils:
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
A large bowl
For the meatloaf:
1/2 tbsp. of onion powder
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup of blueberry ketchup
1/2 cup of French Toast Crunch cereal
1/2 cup of Oreo cereal
2-3 crumbled up slices of sandwich thins
Black pepper(no added salt needed for this recipe)
1 pound of crumbled up bologna
1. Wash your hands! :)
2. Put all ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Mix all the ingredients together until they are all distributed evenly among the mixture.
4. Spray lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray.
5. Form 2 loaves from the meatloaf mixture.
6. Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10-15 minutes.
7. Bon appetit?