Certain food pairings belong together. Peanut butter and jelly. Pancakes and maple syrup. Popcorn and coconut oil (seriously). And ketchup and meatloaf.
Growing up in a house where the title of the meatloaf card in my mother’s recipe box literally says “Best Meatloaf in Town,” ketchup was a staple of the recipe, as well as an appropriate garnish for the finished product. There was no way you could slather on too much of the stuff.
But apparently the “judges” on Chopped – the popular cooking competition show on Food Network – disagree, as viewers found out in a recent episode. (*Spoilers to follow*)