Okay, you are probably wondering....Meatloaf for a New Years Dinner? In this house we love our meatloaf! Plus I can't help myself, I love trying out new meatloaf recipes. This came together as a result of having all the fresh herbs in the fridge, plus it also offers variety to everyday meatloaf. We are not big celebrators when it comes to New Years Eve. Never have been. A yummy dinner, maybe dessert, watch a movie on TV and that is it for us. But the best part is, it is wonderful to have meatloaf sandwiches the next day. Here is our New Years Dinner Menu:
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
2/3 cup finely minced onion
1 large egg
2 handfuls of gluten free bread crumbs
2 big Tblsp. finely minced Flat Leaf Italian Parsley
1 rounded tsp. minced fresh Rosemary
2 tsp. finely minced fresh Sage
salt and pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
4 Tblsp. Tomato/Balsamic sauce
1/2 cup of tomato sauce
1 1/2 Tblsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp. Gluten Free Soy Sauce
1 tsp. Ground Garlic Powder
Fresh cracked pepper
In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the tomato sauce, whisking to combine, then set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the meat, onion, herbs, Parmesan cheese, egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper, and the 4 Tblsp. of the Tomato Balsamic sauce. Mix to incorporate, then transfer to a casserole dish, shaping into a loaf.
Pour the remainder of the Tomato Balsamic sauce over top, spreading evenly.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and bake about 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 1/2 hours, or until cooked through. Allow to rest for five minutes before slicing.
With this tasty meatloaf, we had Garlic Herb Mashed Yams and Potatoes:
Followed by BALSAMIC ROASTED VEGETABLES:
Then the dinner was followed by a light refreshing salad: Pomegranate Salad:
And for dessert: Rhubarb Compote (made with frozen rhubarb at this time of year, but still yummy)
I WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY, HEALTHY ABUNDANT NEW YEAR EVERYONE - MANY BLESSING FOR 2012! 🙂