Stuffed Meatloaf

 

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I haven’t made a stuffed meatloaf in a long time. You can stuff it with any combination of veggies and cheeses based on your personal favorites.  I decided to stuff mine with caramelized onions, oven roasted tomatoes and cheese. How can that combo not be good!!  I had some very special friends coming for dinner and decided this was a bit of sophisticated twist on  a homey comfort dish.

First I sliced and roasted several Roma tomatoes.  Lay the tomato slices out on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil, scatter some smashed garlic cloves and salt to taste. Put in a 225 degree oven for approximately 5 hours.

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Grate approximately 1 cup of cheese. I used asiago and Parmesan.

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Next, slice a large yellow sweet onion and caramelize it over medium heat in olive oil.

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Meatloaf Ingredients:

1 pound of ground pork

1 pound of ground beef

1 cup bread crumbs

2 eggs

2 T Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup fresh minced parsley

3 or 4 cloves of garlic minced

salt and pepper to taste

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Preheat your oven to 350.

Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and, using your hands, mix together.

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On a piece of parchment paper shape the meat mixture into a  rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.   Top with the tomatoes and onion and sprinkle with cheese.

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Using the parchment paper roll the meatloaf jelly roll style and place in a large baking dish.

Meat Loaf Topping Ingredients:

1 cup catsup

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup brown sugar

Whisk together.

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Pour the sauce over the meatloaf and bake for approximately one hour. Allow it to rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

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I served it with oven roasted Brussels sprouts and new potatoes. Would also be great with smashed potatoes, corn on the cob… any sides you would typically serve with meatloaf.

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