Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Southern Comfort

If you know me, then you know that I have been on a "diet" and a pretty strict exercise routine for about a year now. What is it about the cold weather that makes me want to not exercise and eat this
I made this meatloaf and mashed potatoes last week and it almost killed me it was so good. I thought that I would share the recipe with you so that I would not be the only one gorging myself in southern comfort food :)

Amazing Meatloaf:

1 whole Medium Onions
8 cloves (to 10 Cloves) Of Garlic
6 Tablespoons Butter
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Optional: A Few Shakes Of Hot Sauce
2 cups Ketchup
1/4 cups Whole Milk
1 cup (to 2 Cups) Breadcrumbs
1 pounds Of Lean Ground Beef (92% Lean)
1 pound Ground Pork
3 whole Eggs
2 Tablespoons Honey

Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Chop the onions into a small dice and mince the garlic. Over medium-high heat, melt 6 tablespoons butter. Once butter begins to start browning, add the diced onions and garlic. Add about 1 tsp. salt. After these have cooked for a few minutes add 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper. If you like it hot, add a couple shakes of your favorite hot sauce. Next add about 1/4 cup of ketchup. Continue cooking and stirring for a few more minutes. Remove from heat.
After allowing the mixture to cool for a couple of minutes, add about 1/4 cup of milk. Stir until combined. Next add at least 1 cup of breadcrumbs. Continue adding breadcrumbs and stirring until mixture is a nice, thick paste. In a large mixing bowl place the ground beef and pork. Whisk 3 eggs and add to the meat. After allowing the pasty vegetable mixture to cool down a bit, begin incorporating it into the meat. Keep working all of the Cajun-Vegetable mix into the meat until all is blended well.
Spray a sheet pan with some non-stick cooking spray. Next, using your hands, form your meat mixture into a loaf on the sheet pan. Make the loaf around 6-8 inches wide and about 1 ½ inches thick. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together ¾ cup of ketchup with about 2 tablespoons honey. Slather this sauce over the whole meatloaf.
Place in a 400 degree oven for about 40 minutes.

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