Meatloaf with Herb and Roasted Garlic Sauce
This meatloaf recipe is moist and is really delicious with the herb and roasted garlic sauce. This has been adapted from an Ina Garten recipe.
1 lb. Ground Veal, 1 lb. Ground Pork & 1 lb. Ground Beef
1 Tbsp. Fresh Chives, 1 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme & 1 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley (Chopped Fine)
3 Large Eggs, 1 1/3 Cups Breadcrumbs, 2/3 Cup Milk
1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt & 1 ½ Tsp. Black Pepper
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Cup Celery, Diced & 1 Cup Onion, Diced
3 Tbsp. Butter, Room Temperature & 3 Tbsp. Flour
1 Whole Head of Garlic, Roasted & 2 Cups Chicken Broth
In a large mixing bowl, combine the veal, pork, beef, chives, thyme, parsley, eggs, breadcrumbs, milk, salt and pepper. Separately, heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the celery and onion to the pan and cook for 4 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften. Remove the celery and onion from the pan and let it cool. When the mixture is cooled, add it to the bowl with the meat mixture and combine. Place the meat mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and shape into a loaf. Bake for approx. 50 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. While the meatloaf is baking, prepare the garlic for roasting. Lay a piece of aluminum foil out, and place the head of garlic on the foil, cut in half with a serrated knife. Pour 1 Tbsp. of olive oil on both halves of the garlic and sprinkle ½ tsp. salt on the garlic. Put the top back on the garlic, and fold the aluminum foil around the garlic. Place in the oven for 45 minutes (while the meatloaf is cooking). When ready, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for approx. 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. In a sauté pan, combine the butter and flour and sauté for 3 minutes to thicken. Pour in the chicken broth and the roasted garlic (after removing the garlic from the oven, let cool for 2 minutes, then squeeze the roasted garlic out of the head and blend in the sauce). Add 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped thyme, chives and parsley. Slice the meatloaf in serving portions and spoon the hot herb sauce over the meatloaf and serve.