Monday, August 28, 2006

Veggie Meatloaf

1 lb ground beef (80% lean)
1 lb ground chicken
1 large or extra large egg, beaten
1 large red pepper, diced
1 medium sweet onion, diced
1 tbls minced garlic
2 tbls of minced carrot
1 medium celery stalk, diced
1/4 cup shredded monteray or mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmisian cheese
1 tsp Beef Boullion powder
cilantro or parsley, salt & pepper to taste

Mix meats and egg together.
Saute all veggies (celery, pepper, onion, garlic, carrots) in a saucepan with 1 tbls of butter until softened.
Cool mixture for about 10 minutes and then add to the meat. With clean hands, mix well until veggies are evenly distributed amongst the meat.
Add all the rest of the incredients except the shredded cheese. Make sure the mixture is well combined.
In a loaf pan or in a regular roasting pan, shape meat to make a loaf. Add the shredded cheese to the top.
Put aside to "rest". Preheat oven to 375 F. Put meatloaf into oven and cook for about 45 minutes - I use a termometer to check - 170 F internal temp.

Category: Beef