Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Italian Meatloaf

Today is my day off and I have so much housework to do! I am very good at sitting on the couch and putting it off....but I can't for too long because I am out of clean work clothes and Jeffrey is out of underwear! Hope you have a great day!

A few months back we had a meatloaf on the menu at work that was similar to this one. I kept thinking about it and so I decided to make one. It was my first meatloaf to make on my own and I was impressed with the results.

Italian Meatloaf

1 lb Ground beef or Ground Turkey
1/2 onion
2 tsp garlic
1 Tb butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup marinara
1 Tb Worchestire
1 Tb Olive Oil
2 Tb Parmesan
1/4 cup Panko
3 Tb chopped parsley
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
salt and pepper
1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese

Dice Onion
Cook onions in butter until tender. Add garlic to pan 1 minute before removing from heat. Take onions out of pan and allow to cool.
Mix eggs, olive oil, worchestire, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
After onions cool, add them to bowl along with parsley, 1/4 cup marinara, panko and parmesan.
Mix meat into bowl, you may need to use your hands.
Form into a loaf and put into a greased loaf pan.
Spread 1/2 cup marinara over meatloaf and top with Gorgonzola cheese.
Cook on 350 for 50 minutes to an hour. Your thermometer should read 160. Allow to sit 5 minutes before slicing.
I served with baked potato and salad.
This would have been really yummy leftovers as a sandwich on crusty french bread. I didn't have any though...

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