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Meatloaf

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

This is an unconventional meatloaf—instead of using bread, I add a raw grated potato, which gives the meat a light and moist texture. It is equally good served at room temperature.

Makes4 servings

Preparation Time20 min

Preparation Time - Text20 minutes (includes cooking and cooling the onion)

CostModerate

Moderate

Total Timeunder 2 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionFamily Get-together

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationgluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, tree nut free

Mealdinner

Moodblue

Taste and Textureherby, juicy, meaty, savory

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus some for greasing the foil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 baking potato, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound ground meat: (½ pound ground veal and ½ pound ground beef; both ground together)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup tightly packed finely chopped flat parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a 9-by-5-inch Pyrex loaf pan with foil and brush the foil with oil.

In a small skillet, heat the oil over low heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.

Transfer the onion mixture to a food processor and add the potato and egg. Pulse until very smooth.

Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl, and add the ground meat, tomato paste, ketchup, soy sauce, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with your hands until thoroughly combined. Place the meat in the foil-lined pan and smooth the top.

Place in the oven and bake for 55 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Remove from the oven and let rest for 30 minutes before slicing (it will fall apart if it’s too hot.)

Place in the oven and bake for 55 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Remove from the oven and let rest for 30 minutes before slicing (it will fall apart if it’s too hot.)

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