Gourmet Meatloaf

7:59 AM

I have a confession to make: I have never made meatloaf with anything other than ground turkey.  Yes, it’s true.  Now that I’ve turned over a new leaf, I thought this would be a great way to try the “real” thing.  I ate “real” meatloaf during my childhood.  I wanted to make one close to what I had as a child, but with a gourmet twist.  This recipe from www.finecooking.com would be a great inspiration.
When my husband walked in the door last night, he was so curious about the smell coming from the oven.  I told him he’d be having meatloaf for dinner and he was thrilled!  He was even happier when he discovered I used meat!
What You Will Need:

1 lb ground pork
1 lb ground blend of veal, beef, and pork mixture (this was available at our local grocery store)
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
¾ C Sherry cooking wine
8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
6 oz jarred sliced mushrooms
What You Already Have:
4 slices wheat bread
1 C reduced-fat milk
2 eggs
2 tsp dried thyme
1 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T olive oil
Large Skillet
Large bowl
Large casserole
Large loaf pan
Rimmed baking pan
1)      Preheat oven to 375˚.
2)      Heat olive oil of medium heat in large skillet.  Add onion, garlic, and mushrooms to skillet.

3)      Heat for 5 minutes until onion softens.  Pour in Sherry and bring to boil.  Continue to stir until slightly reduced.  (About 5 minutes)
4)      Drain onion mixture in colander and transfer to large bowl.
5)      Set pieces of bread on bottom of casserole and pour milk overtop to soak.  Squeeze milk out of bread and break apart.  Add bread to onion mixture.

6)      Add ground meat and eggs to onion mixture.  Mix with hands.
7)      Add Worcestershire, thyme and 1 tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper.  Mix with hands.

8)      Transfer to loaf pan.  Push mixture to fit.
9)      Turn loaf pan over on top of rimmed baking pan.
10)   Garnish top of loaf with ketchup.

11)   Bake in oven for 1 hour or until center reads 160˚.

12)   Let stand for 5 minutes.
13)   Slice and serve.

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  1. I can smell it from here! Your recipe adds a new twist to mine. Can't wait to try it out! You've gained a new follower.

  2. I wish my husband liked meatloaf, because this looks so beautiful! Oh my goodness! You did such a great job with all the pics and everything! You really captured your audience with the detail!

    Hope you had a great Wednesday!



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