"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
3 lb. ground beef 3 eggs 1 c. bread crumbs 1 c. tomato sauce-divided 2 onions -finely chopped 2T. fresh basil 1T. fresh thyme 1 T. garlic-minced 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Combine beef, eggs, bread crumbs, and 1/2 c. tomato sauce. Add onions. Mix dry ingedients in separate bowl. Add to beef mixture. Pack into large loaf pan. Invert pan over roasting rack ( or broiler pan) with pan underneath to catch grease. Cook for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350ºF. Remove loaf pan and baste with 1/4 cup tomato sauce. Cook 45 minutes. Baste again with 1/4 cup tomato sauce. Serve. Delicious with mushrooms and mashed potatoes.
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