THE BEST MEATLOAF RECIPE EVER.

 

  • Cooking Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • * 1 cup fine fresh bread crumbs (from 2 slices firm white sandwich bread)
  • * 1/3 cup whole milk
  • * 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • * 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • * 1 medium celery rib, finely chopped
  • * 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • * 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • * 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • * 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • * 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • * 2 pounds ground mix beef chuck, pork, and veal
  • * 2 large eggs
  • * 1/3 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.
  • Soak bread crumbs in milk in a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, cook onion, garlic, celery, and carrot in butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Cover skillet and reduce heat to low, then cook until carrot is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, allspice, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper. Add to bread-crumb mixture.
  • Finely chop bacon and prunes in a food processor, then add to onion mixture along with beef, pork, eggs, and parsley and mix together with your hands.
  • Pack mixture into a 9- by 5-inch oval loaf in a 13- by 9-inch shallow baking dish or pan.
  • Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatloaf registers 155°F, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

This is the best meatloaf ever! It will change even the biggest meatloaf hater's opion of meatloaf!

Categories: Beef  Dinner  Main Dish  Misc. One Dish 

Author Credit: Epicurious

Website Credit: http://www.sporkorfoon.com/spork_or_a_foon/2010/01/the-best-meatloaf-ever-even-for-meatloaf-haters.html

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