A friend of mine had a baby 2 weeks ago. I prepared a meatloaf for them, to which she remarked on Sunday, "Marlene, that was not just meatloaf. That was some kind of gourmet thing!"
Well, gourmet I am not. However, when I find a good recipe, I just want to share it (especially when it's easy to make). So here's the recipe:
Put the following in a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes:
3 slices bread, crusts removed
1/2 cup milk
Fry up the following until transparent, and let cool a little:
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Mix the following in a bowl, together with bread mixture:
2 carrots, finely grated
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. ground pork
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. salt
Add the onion mixture.
Place mixture into a casserole dish, forming it into a loaf.
Cover with bacon slices.
Add potatoes along side and cut up leeks.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. tomato paste
water to moisten
Glaze the loaf, potatoes and leeks.
Bake for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours - glazing approximately every 15 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!!