1770 House Meatloaf with Garlic Sauce (thefoodcharlatan)


2 T olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, small diced
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground veal
1 lb ground pork
1 T fresh parsley, chopped
1 T fresh thyme, chopped
1 T chives or green onions, chopped
3 large eggs
2/3 c whole milk
2 T kosher salt
1 T freshly ground black pepper
2 1/2 c panko bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to 350 F. In your largest saute pan, heat the olive oil. When it is hot add the onion and celery. Cook for 5 – 8 min until the onion is soft but not brown. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, add ground beef, veal, pork, parsley, thyme, chives, eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Blend the panko bread crumbs in a food processor until they are finely ground, then add that to the bowl with the meat. Add the onion and celery mix. Combine meat with your hands. This is the best way to mix meatloaf so that it doesn’t get tough. Don’t overdo it. Cover a large sheet pan with parchment paper. Use your hands to pat the meat into a flat rectangle. Then push the sides in to make a cylinder about 15 x 6″ (spreading it out first prevents air pockets). Bake for 40 – 50 min or use a meat thermometer to find out when it has reached 155 – 160 F. Remove from oven and let rest for a few min before slicing. Ladle warm sauce over each serving of hot meatloaf. Yield: 6 – 8 servings. Note: You do not have to use veal for this recipe to be awesome. Instead use 1 1/2 lbs each pork and beef.

Garlic Sauce

3/4 c olive oil
10 garlic cloves, peeled
2 c chicken stock
3 T butter
1/2 t kosher salt
1/4 t freshly ground black pepper

Combine oil and garlic in a small saucepan . Bring the oil to a boil, then lower the heat to low. Simmer for 10 – 15 min until the garlic is a light golden brown. Don’t burn it! Watch carefully. Strain out the oil and save it for another use (like for oven roasted potatoes). In the same saucepan (with the garlic still in it), add the chicken stock and butter. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat but continue to boil for 35 – 40 min until it is slightly thicker. Use a fork to smash the garlic in the pan. Add salt and pepper.


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