So yesterday I was making one of my standard dinner's for myself and the kids which was meatloaf and augratin potatoes. Boring right??? Well I would say in the last 5 years we have really been expanding our foods that we have been including in our meals and adding new flavors. Needless to say we have had great outcomes with this and now my children....read that again.....my CHILDREN love such things as Indian Food, Chineese Food, ARTICHOKES, and most any kind of peppers be it red, green, orange or red. I have been loving it!! We have also become conisures of such flavors as balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes and Umami. Since you are just dying for my surprising meatloaf recipe I will share it because it turned out to be the BEST I have ever made.
1 pound Ground Pork
1 1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 large egg
salt & pepper
1/4 - 1/2 cup catsup
I chopped up some zucchini, green peppers and onions and I cooked them on the stove top in a little olive oil to make them soft, set them aside and let them cool down.
Then you take 1 pound of Ground Pork (this is important) and 1 1/2 pounds of Lean Ground Beef and add the rest of the ingredients: egg, salt and pepper, 1/4 c catsup 2 tbs balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup bread crumbs. Mix well with your hands - Yes use your hands.
Now add the cooled vegetables. It shouldn't be to moist. If it looks moist and extremely "wet" then add more bread crumbs and make sure you mix them in well so you don't bite into a chunk of crumbs.