Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Emeril's Meatloaf


2 teaspoons butter
3/4 pound ground beef
1/4 pound ground pork
1 cup minced onions
1/2 cup minced green peppers
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 to 1 cup bread crumbs
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
2 cups beef stock
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons water


~Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

~Grease a roasting pan with the butter.

~In a mixing bowl, add beef, pork, onions, peppers, garlic, eggs, cream, and bread crumbs. Blend thoroughly. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

~Shape the mixture into a loaf and place on the prepared pan. Pour the stock over the top and place in the oven. Place in the oven and bake for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, basting occasionally.

~Remove the pan from the oven. Using a long spatula, remove the meat loaf from the pan.

~Place the roasting pan on the stove, over high heat.

~In a small bowl, whisk the flour with 2 tablespoons water. Whisk the slurry into the gravy. Bring the liquid to a boil and cook for few minutes, stirring constantly. Season the gravy with salt and pepper.

~Slice the meatloaf in to 8 pieces. Serve two slices of meat loaf per person with a spoonful of gravy.

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