Saturday, November 24, 2018

Meat Loaf II

Developed October, 2018. The recipe combines beef and pork in a mixture enhanced by both grated and diced onion along with warm spices.
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 large egg, beaten
1 c white bread, moistened with milk to form a paste
1 medium onion, chopped finely
1 T olive oil
1 t sugar
2 t salt
2 T grated onion
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs or matzoh meal
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/4 c chopped parsley
1 t ground fennel seed
2 t minced garlic
1 t dry thyme
1/2 t ground coriander
Position rack in the middle of oven preheated to 350 degrees F. Microwave chopped onion, oil, sugar and salt in a small bowl for 2 to 3 minutes on high until softened and set aside to cool. Hint: Grate the onion first before chopping the rest. In large glass bowl combine the meats, bread, egg, onions, raw onion, and all the other ingredients in a large bowl. Mix gently by hand to combine. Spread a sheet of heavy foil or parchment on a sheet pan. Form a rectangular "brick" 4-1/2 inch wide X 2.5 inches tall X 8 in long (12 X 5 X 20 cm). Bake about 50 to 55 minutes until the internal temperature reads 165 F. Tent loosely with aluminum foil to rest about 15 minutes before slicing. A mushroom gravy or beef gravy goes well. Cold, thin slices of meat loaf makes great sandwiches.