Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
My husband's favorite meatloaf! Great with Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
- 3 slices bread, cut into 1 " cubes
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 carrots, peeled
- 3 stalks celery
- 2 teaspoons horseradish
- 1 lb ground chuck
- 1 lb ground veal or 1 lb ground turkey
- 1⁄2 lb ground pork
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄4 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 lb sliced bacon
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar (optional)
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard (optional)
- 1 teaspoon tomato paste (optional)
- 2 teaspoons water (optional)
- Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine bread cubes and milk in small bowl, set aside.
- Place onion, garlic, carrots, celery and horseradish in bowl of food processor, fitted with metal blade.
- Process until finely chopped, but still recognizable.
- Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat.
- Add chopped vegetables, and cook until vegetables soften.
- Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, place: meats (except bacon) bread/milk mixture, eggs, parsley, mustard, salt pepper and vegetable mixture.
- Mix gently, but well.
- Place in ungreased baking dish and shape into one large, or two smaller loaves.
- Cover loaves with bacon slices, tucking ends under.
- Combine glaze ingredients in small bowl.
- Brush over loaf (loaves).
- Bake for approximately 90 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 160 degrees when inserted into center of meatloaf.
- If crisper bacon is desired, place under broiler- watch carefully!
- Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
I like to make this on a rack or a broiler pan, since the bacon creates alot of fat, and I don't like my meat loaf "swimming" in it.
This was probably the tastiest meatloaf I ever made! I didn't have veal or turkey, so I had to use just hamburger and ground pork -- but it still came out wonderful! It wasn't dry, every bite had wonderful flavor, and it looked so good when it came out of the oven. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, it's a new family favorite!
This was very good. Makes good sandwichs. I did not have fresh parsley on hand so I used dried parsley and it came out just fine.