I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Gourmet Meatloaf

This is a pretty awesome meatloaf. A little more work than my normal easy meatloaf. Just to help you know when to make things: The meatloaf takes about an 1 1/2 hours to cook, caramelizing onions about 30 minutes, & the mushroom gravy about 30-40 minutes.

(serves 6)

*1 pound ground beef
*1/2 pound ground veal
*1/2 pound ground pork
*3/4 cup cottage cheese, large curd
*1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
*1 medium onion, chopped
*1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
*1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
*1 cup bread crumbs
*2 eggs
*1/3 cup tomato sauce
*1/2 cup red wine (or chicken stock)
*1 tablespoon dijon mustard
*2 teaspoons salt
*1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 2 onions sliced onions (1/2 inchthick)
*2 tablespoons butter or oil or mixed
*1/4 teaspoon white sugar
(caramelized onions)
*1 tablespoon onion, grated
*2 tablespoons butter
*2 tablespoon flour
*8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
*1 1/2 cups beef broth
*1/2 cup water
*1/4 cup red wine (or chicken stock)
*1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
*1/4 teaspoon black pepper
*1 teaspoon chicken stock
(mushroom gravy)

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~In a large bowl mix the beef, veal, pork, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, green pepper, red pepper, bread crumbs, eggs, tomato sauce, water, red vine vinegar, dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce & 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
~Place into a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
~Bake for 1-1 1/2 hours.
~Heat butter in a heavy skillet.
~Add sliced onions and 1/4 teaspoon sugar in skillet.
~Cook over medium-low heat.
~Cook for about 30-40 minutes, until onions are caramel in color.
~Stir often.
~Melt butter in skillet.
~Blend in flour.
~Cook over medium heat until the flour begins to brown, stirring constantly.
~Add mushrooms, cooking for about 2 minutes stirring constantly.
~Stir in beef broth & water.
~Bring to a boil.
~Stir in minced onion, chicken stock, and worcestershire sauce, over a medium-low heat, for about 5 minutes.
~Reduce heat to a simmer until reduced until it reaches desired thickness.
~Add ground pepper.

*slice meat loaf & serve, top caramelized onions over meatloaf, and top that with the mushroom gravy.

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