Classic meatloaf

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Fresh bread crumbs (about 2
Slices)
¼ cup Milk
2 tablespoons Olive oil
½ cup Onions, finely diced
1 Garlic clove, minced
1 pounds Ground beef chuck
½ pounds Ground pork butt or sweet
Sausage meat
1 large Egg, lightly beaten
⅓ cup Grated Romano or Parmesan or
Sharp cheddar cheese
¼ teaspoon Fennel seeds
¼ teaspoon Dried oregano
¼ cup Chopped parsley
Salt and freshly ground
Black pepper

Soak the bread crumbs in milk. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Lightly grease a loaf pan.

Heat the olive oil. When hot add the onions and saute for about 8 minutes or until golden and beginning to brown. Add the garlic and saute for a few seconds. Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the contents to a mixing bowl.

Add the soaked bread crumbs, ground chuck and ground pork butt and mix with 1 egg. Add grated cheese, fennel, oregano, and parsley.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Saute some of the mixture before tasting and adjusting for seasoning.) Transfer the mix to a loaf pan and bake at high heat for 15 minutes.

Lower the heat to 350 degrees and bake for 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Let rest 15 minutes before cutting.

Yield: 6 servings

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