- February 12, 2016 at 12:10 am #369424mosParticipant
Yeah, this is one of my outlandish suggestions to give newlyweds, or a recent graduate moving out on their own! My continued thought is if you give them the tools and a recipe, they can experiment and grow on their own;-D Give them a mixing bowl, saute pan, and/or meatloaf pan with the following recipe, plus a gift certificate of $10…
Triple Meatloaf with Tangy Ketchup Glaze
1 lb ground beef½ lb ground pork
½ lb ground veal
2 slices of sourdough bread (or four slices regular white bread), crusts removed
1 cup buttermilk, whole milk, or tomato juice
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup finely chopped celery
2 clove garlic, chopped
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup chopped parsley leaves
½ cup ketchup
1 tbs cider vinegar
1 tbs brown sugar
Kosher salt to taste (around 2 tsp)
1 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cut the bread into cubes and combine it with the milk (or tomato juice) in a bowl. Mash it up until it forms a thick paste.
Sauté the onions, celery and garlic in a little bit of oil until the onions are translucent. Remove from heat and set aside so that they have a chance to cool.
In a large bowl, combine the ground meat with the eggs and chopped parsley.
Add the bread mixture (which is called a panada, by the way) and the onion-celery-garlic mixture and combine until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Gently transfer the meatloaf to a loaf-shaped baking dish. Don’t pack the meat too tightly. You can smooth the top into a slightly rounded shape.
Transfer to the oven and bake for 30 minutes. While the meatloaf bakes you can mix together the ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar in a glass bowl.
Remove the meatloaf from the oven and brush the top generously with the ketchup glaze. Return it to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reads 160°F at the center of the meatloaf.
Remove from oven, let cool for 10 minutes and serve in thick slices. Serves 8
Note: Be sure to add for the newlyweds or the single, that the leftovers make great sandwiches for lunch or a second dinner with soup or salad.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.