Monday, July 30, 2012

Kathy's Meatloaf

You will need:

1 bell pepper (any color or a mix), seeds and ribs removed
1 medium onion
1 1lb can of diced tomatoes, drained
2 lbs meat loaf mix (ground beef, veal and pork in about equal amounts)
1 egg
3 heaping tbsp plain bread crumbs
1/2 tsp dried ground mustard
1 tsp each celery salt and garlic salt (important)
1/4 tsp pepper
2 thick slices bacon

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In a food processor, chop 1 bell pepper and 1 onion very fine. Add tomatos and chop a bit more.

Transfer mixture to a stand mixer with a paddle blade (or mix in a large bowl by hand). Add meat, eggs and bread crumbs and mix slowly. As mixture gets looser, add the seasonings and blend well.

Transfer to a large loaf pan and press out air. Round the top and place bacon lengthwise on top. Place on a sheet pan to catch drips. Place in middle of the oven and bake 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Pour off drippings and/or place on a platter to serve.

This meat loaf stands on its own - no sauce is necessary. Just slice and serve with mashed potatoes or rice and a veggie... It is also GREAT, when cold, on bread with mayo....

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