Paul Ryan Cooks at Home, His Recipe for Venison Meatloaf

Paul Ryan Cooks at Home, His Recipe for Venison Meatloaf

Paul Ryan Cooks at Home, His Recipe for Venison Meatloaf

Cooking brings people together, even some Republicans and Democrats

Paul Ryan and many, more of us have a “love” for Meatloaf, the classic American dish, as captured in a new book, A Meatloaf in Every Ovenby Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer.

President Trump weighs in too, with his opinion.

It has been reported that Mr, Bruni, the NY-T restaurant critic from Y 2004 to 2009, felt that meatloaf was the one thing he felt confident cooking at home.

Ms. Steinhauer found that making meatloaf was an easy fix as a time-pressed mother, and congressional reporter.

The book includes 50 recipes, running from classics to internationally flavored meat loaves to offerings from Star Chefs Bobby Flay and Mario Batali.

The most newsworthy recipes of the bunch are included in the Political PS section, the result of a conversation between Ms. Steinhauer and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), whose Mother’s recipe is included in the book.

On Key participating politician chef recipe is House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Venison Meatloaf.

“After Mr. Ryan became Speaker, I went to his office to interview him, and he said, ‘Are you writing a meatloaf cookbook?’ His staff had clearly done their research,” says Ms. Steinhauer. “He began to recite his meatloaf recipe. It’s made with venison.

He is an avid hunter, he hunts with bow and arrows, he butchers and grinds his own meat, which is no small thing.”

According to the headnote, the only topic that animates Speaker Ryan more than the earned income tax credit is deer hunting.  The flavorings are from the old school of meatloaf: Lipton’s onion soup mix, Italian bread crumbs, and ketchup, heavy on the ketchup.

Oh Deer Speaker Paul Ryan’s Loaf

Serves 6

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 lb. ground venison or lean Choice beef
½ pound fatty ground beef, preferably not more than 70 percent lean
1 envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets onion soup mix
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ cup Italian-style bread crumbs, such as Progresso
1 large egg, lightly beaten
¼ cup ketchup

Shape the mixture into a loaf in the prepared baking pan or gently press into the loaf pan. Brush the top with lots ketchup. Bake til the internal temperature reaches 160°F, about 65 mins.

Let the meatloaf rest for 10 mins before slicing and serving.

There is nothing like cooking Real food at home from scratch.

Have a terrific Presidents Day weekend.


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