Monday, September 17, 2012

Meat Loaf



Hi Everyone!!!

Today I'm going to be sharing with you one of my favorite recipes of all times!


This is my Mom's recipe, and she only makes this one on special occasions, but it is so EASY and delicious that you will want to make it every single day! "Meatloaf wrapped in Bacon!"

Serves 6
Ingredients:
  • 20 oz. ground meat (any kind you like)
  • 8-10 slices of bacon (enough to wrap the meatloaf)
  • 8 hotdog links
  • 1 bell pepper finely chopped
  • ½ cup of carrots finely diced 
  • ⅓ cup red onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup milk
  • ⅔ cup cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tablespoon chicken flavor bouillon
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1½ tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC)

In a blender, blend ½ cup milk. 1 egg, ⅔ cup cup breadcrumbs, ½ tablespoon of chicken bouillon seasoning,  salt and ground black pepper to taste, (I added about 1 teaspoon of each), blend on high for about 30 seconds or until all the ingredients are well combined into a thick paste. Set aside for a minute.

In a large container, mix the ground meat with the bell peppers, carrots, and onions, toss everything together, then add in the milk mixture, and also add in 1½ tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil stir together, until all the ingredients are well incorporated.








Spray your pan with cooking spray and arrange the bacon in a way that half the bacon stays inside the pan and the other half stays on the outside of the pan.



Add half of the meat mixture and spread it out on an even layer, place the hotdog links on top of the meat layer, and  then add in the rest of the meat mixture.




Fold in the bacon and bake for 1 hour at 375ºF (190ºC). The internal temperature of the cooked Meatloaf should be 170 - 175ºF.

Let it cool-stand for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!




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