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Monday, February 27, 2017

Veggie Stuffed Meatloaf

This meatloaf is Stuffed with Peppers, cheese and onions but you can use other fillings

What you Need:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large yellow onions (thinly sliced)
2-4 cloves garlic mined
1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80/20)
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey or other meat you like
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (freshly grated, 6 ounces)
2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 pound provolone cheese (sliced)
1/2 cup arugula (chopped, stems removed)
1/2 cup thin sliced sweet red and yellow peppers
1/4 cup shredded cheese of your choice
1/2 tsp garlic powder and onion powder each
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

How to make it
Preheat oven to 350ºF
In a large sauté pan, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and place over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Sauté until they start to caramelize, about 10 minutes. Turn the heat to low, and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onions are brown and caramelized, about 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, add the ground meats, breadcrumbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, eggs, dried oregano, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, garlic and onion powder and mix to combine.
On a baking sheet with parchment paper lined with plastic wrap, add the meatloaf mixture in a 12-by-10-inch rectangle, about 1/2-inch thick. Add an even layer of shredded cheese, top with an even layer of caramelized onions, sweet peppers and arugula. Starting from the long end of the plastic wrap closest to you, tightly roll up the meat loaf, tucking in the filling and using the plastic wrap to guide you. Bring the ends together to seal the meatloaf. Discard the plastic. Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 165ºF.
Let cool 15 minutes before slicing into 1-inch pieces. We topped this with old fashioned ketchup
you can also use tomato sauce last 15 minutes or so or leave off

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