"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Cheesy Meat Loaf Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Karen Angel
Added: Sunday, February 8, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
2 carrots, cut into 1/4" dice
2 celery sticks, cut into 1/4" dice
1 onion, cut into 1/4" dice
1/2 oz dried wild mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup hot water, chopped, soaking liquid reserved
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 1/4 cups fresh bread crumbs
1 TBSP plus 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded, plus 6 oz cut into 1/2" cubes
salt and pepper, to taste
2 lbs ground beef (80% lean)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp minced fresh thyme
mashed potatoes for serving

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Coat bottom of roaster with 1 TBSP oil. In deep saute pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 TBSP oil. Saute carrots, celery and onion 8-10 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic; saute 1 minute. Cool 10 minutes.

In bowl, combine 1 1/2 cuts bread crumbs and 1/3 cup mushroom soaking liquid; soak 5 minutes. In another bowl, combine 3/4 cup bread crumbs, 1 TBSP parsley, 1 TBSP oil, shredded cheese, salt and pepper.

In large bowl, mix beef, soaked crumbs, vegetable mixture, eggs, 1/4 cup parsley, thyme, cubed cheese, salt and pepper. Transfer to prepared pan; shape into 10" x 5" loaf. Cover top and sides with cheese-bread crumb mixture. Bake until internal temperature registers 165 F, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes. Serves 8.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8

 

 

 

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