What Can You Put Under Meatloaf to Soak Up Grease?
Cooking meatloaf leaves you with a mouthwatering dish. However, it can also leave excess grease, especially if your ground meat was a bit on the fatty side. Fortunately, there are a few ways to eliminate unwanted grease while maintaining your meatloaf’s flavor and texture.
Lining your loaf pan with parchment paper creates a nonstick surface that makes it easy to get the meatloaf out of the pan when it’s done. If you cut the paper so that it hangs over the longer sides of the pan, you’ll also have a sling you can use to pull the loaf up and out of the grease that may have collected at the bottom of the pan.
Placing a wire rack in your pan can elevate the meatloaf, allowing excess grease to drip away from the loaf. This method allows for even cooking while preventing the meatloaf from sitting in a pool of grease, resulting in a leaner final product.
A neat trick to soak up the grease under your meatloaf is to line the bottom of the pan with bread slices. The bread soaks up the grease as the loaf bakes. When the meatloaf is done, you can either throw out the bread or bake it to make some truly indulgent toast.