I "retired" from the corporate world a couple of years ago because I wanted to experience a real life after years of 80 hour work weeks and constant travel. A year later I realized that I was having a really good time, was always busy (how did i ever fit in a job??) and needed a creative outlet to share my experiences. Now I split my time between California and New Mexico but, wherever I am, I write about delicious, fresh, local, organic/sustainably grown food.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
my mom's meatloaf (connie's)
this recipe makes a huge meatloaf...enough for a big family dinner and lots of sandwiches for the next few days. i still get pretty tired each day, so a dish with leftovers works really well this week. served with garlic smashed potatoes, crisp green beans and a large green salad, this is a perfect comfort food feast dinner.
my mom's meatloaf (connie's)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for greasing pan
1 medium white onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup italian parsley, minced 8 oz tomato sauce, divided
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups dried whole wheat bread crumbs (homemade or store bought)
freshly ground black pepper
2 lbs ground beef
1 1/2 lbs ground pork
preheat oven to 375 degrees. using olive oil, grease a baking dish or rimmed baking sheet. set aside. in a medium saute pan, heat the 1/4 cup olive oil until it just begins to shimmer. add onion, garlic and large pinch each salt and pepper. saute for 4 minutes. set aside and allow to cool.
in a large mixing bowl add the parsley, 4 oz tomato sauce, eggs, bread crumbs and large pinch each salt and pepper. add cooled onion mixture and combine. add ground beef and pork. gently, using your hands, mix meat into other ingredients until just combined. do not overmix. form into a loaf shape and add to prepared baking dish. spread remaining 4 oz. tomato sauce over meatloaf.
bake in preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. the interior temperature should be at 165 degrees so check with an oven thermometer. continue cooking if necessary until meatloaf reaches proper temperature.
do you have a favorite meatloaf recipe you would like featured? feel free to post or link in the comments section of this post.
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This looks like a great way to have meatloaf! Great post for this weeks feast!
thanks elyse! yours looks delicious too. happy meatloaf week
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