Monday, January 30, 2012

Parmesan-Sage Meat Loaf and Garlicky Spinach

Meat Loaf
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey breast
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 egg
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp honey

Garlicky Spinach
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
10 oz. spinach
1/4 tsp kosher salt

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
2. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and reduce the heat so the cook gently without browning. Saute for 8 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
3. In a large bowl mix together the onion mixture, the beef or turkey, bread crumbs, egg, salt, cheese, parsley, sage, and pepper. Shape meat in to a loaf (about 7x3x1.5 inches) on the prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Brush top and sides of loaf with honey. Bake for 10 minutes more or until done (165 degrees F).
4. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the spinach and salt. Saute until the spinach is wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Let meat loaf rest 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with garlicky spinach. Makes 4 servings.

Notes: We've tried and posted several different meat loaf recipes on this blog. I liked this one but wouldn't say it is my favorite. I did not like the spinach - I thought it was too garlicky. Source: October 2011 issue of Parents Magazine, page 170.

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking earlier to create a butter meatloaf but when I saw this delicious and hot recipe, i think i would never have a chance to outrank this recipe. Good work friend:)