kim’s marvelous meatloaf

Our friend Kim Porter, photographer extraordinaire who documented Rio’s & Sylvi’s first 9 months in pictures, shared this meatloaf recipe on her Facebook page.  I’m assuming it’s marvelous because she calls it “marvelous”.  To see photos of what this should look like, click on the Kim’s name above;  I think it’s posted in the “food” category.

Kim’s Marvelous Meatloaf

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped (I chunk up an onion and pulse it in the Cuisinart)
  • 1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, plus one teaspoon (I don’t even measure, I just put a buttload in the cuisinart and hope for the best)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup, plus 1/4 cup
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup brreadcrumbs
  • 1 pound ground chuck (don’t skimp and go lean on me!)
  • 1/2 pound pork sausage (I use the Jimmy Dean in the roll, or already ground sausage like you can find at Henry’s or Sprouts)
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey (Costco, baby!)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • bacon slices
  • 2 tablespoons white or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (I pulse these in the Cuisinart b/c I don’t like chunks, call me crazy)
  1. In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium-high heat until melted. Add all but 1/4 cup of the onions, the celery and cook, stirring constantly, until veggies are softened and beginning to caramelize around the edges (about 6 minutes).
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of the garlic (which I have already Cuisinarted) the thyme, rosemary, and parsley and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. When the veggie mixture is somewhat cooled, transfer to a mixing bowl and add the eggs, mustard, 1/4 cup of the ketchup, 1 teaspoon of the Worcestershire sauce, and heavy cream, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add the breadcrumbs, and all of the meat, 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Transfer to a 9×5×3 inch loaf pan and using your hands, form mixture into a loaf shape. Arrange slices of bacon on top and set aside.
  6. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining 1/4 cup of chopped onion, remaining teaspoon of garlic, remaining 1/2 cup of ketchup, remaining 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt, remaining 2 teaspoons of pepper, vinegar, and canned tomatoes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  7. Pour the sauce over the uncooked meatloaf and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes (internal temp of 170) or until the bacon and sauce are slightly caramelized. Remove from the oven and cover loosely with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve with some kind of yummy, fattening, potato dish and win the love of your man (&/or family) forever.

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