This has got to be the simplest meatloaf recipe I can think of. All you need are some beef bone marrow bones and some spices, crackers to dip in the marrow, and breadcrumbs to top the cooked marrow. The 4 marrow bones I used only cost $1.63 from my local supermarket! If you look hard enough in the meat department in any modern supermarket, you should find marrow bones.
Trust me, you wouldn't want to make an actual meatloaf out of beef bone marrow- it's basically butter and it's stupid to make a meatloaf out of butter. Unless you are at one of those state fairs where there are sculptures made from butter. In that case, carry on.
I probably got only 2 ounces worth of marrow at the most from the 4 bones. This channel is not about healthy recipes, but the fact 1/2 an ounce of marrow has 160 calories scares me. Sometimes it's better to deconstruct your meatloaf. And it's OK to treat yourself once in a while too. Although with the month of November just days away, I'm going to be treating myself quite a lot what with 2 conventions I'm attending(one of which has a buffet bar. Me + buffets = a very full stomach), Thanksgiving, and my birthday.
My dad tried the marrow and he spit it out and into the trash can! He didn't like the texture of it, to him it felt like he was eating raw meat!
Marrow and crackers make for a good appetizer. For a dinner? Not so much. I ate extra crackers after eating the marrow to fill me up.
As for the spices, I didn't really taste them in the marrow itself. Most of the spices landed on the inedible bones that I do not recommend feeding your dog!
You will need:
For the cooking vessels:
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the meatloaf:
4 beef bone marrow bones
Crackers for dipping(I used onion crackers, which is what I had but you could use your own favorite crackers)
Breadcrumbs for garnishing
1. Spray a lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray(it's not very often this is the first step for any of my recipes).
2. Put the marrow bones in the lasagna pan, about an inch apart from each other.
3. Sprinkle the marrow bones with the onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
4. Roast the bones in a 450 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10-15 minutes.
5. Top the cooked marrow bones with breadcrumbs and put the marrow on top of the crackers.
6. Bon appetit!