by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Who says y’all have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday?

MoJo's Creole Meatloaf

MoJo’s Creole Meatloaf

Y’all know my love for all things NOLA, right? The food, the parties, the spices, the food. Oh, did I say that already? C’mon. You know it’s worth mentioning again.

“It’s all about the food.
It’s always all about the food.”

~Rain [NOLA]

And y’all know my two favorite food companies are Zatarain’s and Winco, right?

And since tomorrow’s the end of this year’s Mardi Gras, as promised here’s this month’s meatloaf recipe. What makes it all that? The Holy Trinity of New Orleans cuisine, and Zatarain’s Creole seasoning.

I’m crazy about Zatarain’s. Remember when Bedford Manor celebrated our five year housewarming, and the Big Z supplied the side dishes? [Read: NOLA, Zatarain’s Style.] Now that was a party. Of course I keep as much Zatarain’s in the pantry as I can, especially the seasonings.

So. You ready to get your flavor on? Then let’s head into the kitchen.

First, grab your gear: Eight simple ingredients, a mixing bowl, cutting board and knife, and meatloaf pan.

MoJo's Creole Meatloaf ingredients

MoJo’s Creole Meatloaf ingredients

What, you ask, is the Holy Trinity? Only the best cooking base New Orleans has to offer. A blend of equal parts green pepper, onion, and celery.

Add two (or more) dashes of
Creole seasoning to the
Holy Trinity during saute’.


MoJo Creole Meatloaf: Holy Trinity

MoJo Creole Meatloaf: Holy Trinity

Is your mouth watering yet? Are you needing the recipe like your sugar needs tea? Hold onto your Mojo bag, ’cause here it is.

Recipe: MoJo’s Creole Meatloaf


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • Milk
  • 1 egg
  • 12 saltine cracker squares
  • New Orleans Holy Trinity (apprx 1/2 small white onion, 1 celery stalk, 1/3 bell pepper)
  • Zatarain's Creole Seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Crush crackers into small bowl. Add just enough milk to cover. Set aside.
  3. Dice onion, celery, bell pepper. Saute on low until tender. Remove from heat. [Holy Trinity should equal apprx 1/2 cup when done.]
  4. In large mixing bowl, add ground beef, egg, crackers, Holy Trinity, and 1 tsp Creole seasonings. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Shape into loaf pan. Top with 1/2 tsp Creole seasonings.
  6. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes.

Saute twice as much Holy Trinity
as your recipe calls for,
and keep the extra in an airtight container
in your fridge. It’s a great addition
to chicken salad, sandwiches,
and on its own.

Serve it up with some collared greens, corn bread, white wine and all the beads you can hang ’round your neck.

Mardi Gras at Bedford Manor

Mardi Gras at Bedford Manor

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With a Mardi Gras mask and Hurricane in hand,

Happy Eating!
~Molly Jo

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!

[DISCLAIMER: Any outside product or company referenced in this recipe is not affiliated with Frankly, My Dear . . ., Molly Jo Realy, New Inklings Press, or The Unemployment Cookbook. I have not been compensated for any mention or reference in this or any other post.]






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