Many of you know that in my spare time I enjoy to cook. I really like making gourmet dishes, but if you're like me, during the week there is NO time for that! This is a recipe for Meatloaf that I make. And yes, the whipping cream in it makes it taste good :) I prepare it on Sunday and then stick it in the oven during the week for an easy weeknight meal.
(Feel free to use however much of the veggies you like - I usually eyeball it)
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
3/4 cup chopped carrots (I use the baby carrots)
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 lb lean hamburger meat
1 lb ground italian sausage (I use ground turkey sausage and it tastes just as good)
2 cups dried bread crumbs (I use Italian Panko crumbs - you can find them in the baking aisle)
3/4 cup of whipping cream
salt & pepper
(Ketchup to dip meatloaf in)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Saute all the chopped veggies over med. heat in 1 Tablespoon of butter until soft (about 7 minutes).
Add all ingredients (including cooled off veggies) (not the ketchup) in a large bowl. Mix good (use your hands - it's the best way - just take off your rings before hand!).
I put the meat mixture into 2 loaf pans. If you don't have a loaf pan, wet your hands and shape meat mixture into a loaf and place in a bigger pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.
I like to serve it with ketchup on the side, but you could also put it on top of the meatloaf.