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.
Grate approximately 1 cup of cheese. I used asiago and Parmesan.
Next, slice a large yellow sweet onion and caramelize it over medium heat in olive oil.
1 pound of ground pork
1 pound of ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup fresh minced parsley
3 or 4 cloves of garlic minced
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 350.
Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and, using your hands, mix together.
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.
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
Pour the sauce over the meatloaf and bake for approximately one hour. Allow it to rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.
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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