Meat Loaf(ing)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bread crumbs — I used Progresso Garlic & Herb but you can use any kind really.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1  carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef chuck
  • 1 lb  ground pork
  • 1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.

In a small bowl, combine ground black pepper, paprika, chili powder, garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Add egg and mix until well blended.

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The meat, hanging out and waiting its turn for attention.

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In a large bowl, gently mix the pork and beef chuck together. I like to wear gloves for such a messy task. Once the meat is slightly mixed, add the bread crumbs, carrots, onion and celery.

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Pour in your bowl of magical goodness.

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Mix well but don’t squeeze it all together too hard.

In a shallow baking dish, form the meat into a loaf.

Put into the oven and let it do its thing for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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I scrubbed and cut up 4 russet potatoes. I tossed them with olive oil, sea salt, cracked black pepper and dried parsley flakes. They went into the oven with the meat loaf.

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It was more bland than our usual dishes. I think next time I will kick it up a notch and add some red chili flakes, fresh basil, oregano and thyme.

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Categories: Beef/Pork

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