Huge Glazed Loaf of Everything
On request I’m putting together my Everything Loaf. If anyone else actually interested in the crap that I make, let me know and maybe I’ll post more.
The idea behind this was to avoid having to make sides when making meatloaf. Being simultaneously both lazy and ambitious I came up with this and it’s nearly where I want it. This is the second iteration of it and it’s fucking huge. I’ll be eating this bastard all week with some to spare for the freezer. Never froze meatloaf before so I hope it doesn’t turn to shit.
Feel free to mix up the meat mix a bit. Next time I may make this a lot smaller and make the division of meats evenly.
- 1 Chopped Onion
- 2 Chopped Bell Peppers
- 1/2 cup Grated Carrot
- 6 to 8 Minced Garlic Cloves
- 1 pound Ground Beef
- 1/2 pounds Ground Buffalo
- 1/2 pounds Ground Pork or Veal
- 1 cup Cooked Rice (check your fridge to see if you have old rice leftover from takeout. I went through the trouble of cooking the shit before I found a goddamned carton of perfectly fucking good, already cooked rice in the fridge)
- 1/2 cup smashed Chex (or Breadcrumbs)
- 1/8 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese (or Parmesan)
- 1 teaspoon Garlic/Parsley Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1/4 cup Minced Flat-leaf Parsley
- 3 whole Eggs, Beaten
- 1/2 cup Ketchup
- 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar (Fig Balsamic rules!)
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
- 2 or 3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
- Red Pepper Flakes to taste
- Sriracha To Taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Make the loaf
- Saute onions, peppers, garlic and carrots in a pan with olive oil until soft.
- Place the sauteed vegetables, ground meats, cooked rice, breadcrumbs, Cheese, Garlic/Parsley salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Pour in beaten eggs.
- Mix the ingredients until well combined (normally you’d mix meatloaf my hand but unless you let the cooked rice and veggies cool you’ll make up a few new words.. like “Godagadmothafuck!” like I did today).
- Form the mixture into a loaf shape on a broiler pan, which will allow the fat to drain (this fucker does get really goopy).
Make the sauce
- Add ketchup, vinegar, honey, mustard, pepper flakes, soy and hot sauce in a mixing bowl. Stir together.
- Add more of whatever from above to make it more right (never made it the same way twice)
- Pour 1/3 of the mixture over the top. Spread with a spoon.
- Bake for 45 minutes, then pour another 1/3 of the sauce over the top. Bake for another 15 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining sauce.