Gourmet Meatloaf

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep
35 mins
Cook
35 mins

Now I'm not a meatloaf person at all, but I saw this picture in a magazine this month and it looked incredible. I figure what the heck, I'll give it a try. I changed a few things but I'm converted - it was fantastic, gourmet according to the BF. The worst thing was I forgot to take a picture. I made it with Redskin Mashed Potatoes #126500

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Chop 2 onions and and 1 lb of the bacon in a large pan and a little olive oil. Cook the bacon and onions until the bacon is crisp.
  3. Chop up the tomatoes and put to the side.
  4. Chop up the basil. I rolled and cut into small ribbons.
  5. Drain onions and bacon but save the liquid to use as gravy.
  6. With a spoon mix the meat, basil, tomatoes, eggs, cooked bacon, and cooked onion, and bread crumbs in a large bowl. Adding salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Fill a 9"x13" baking pan with the meatloaf mixture. Then I sprinkled some parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs on top adnd bake for 35 minutes, until the meat is brown all the way through.
  8. Then take the other half onion and slice and fry with bacon until crispy.
  9. Remove from the pan, leaving the grease and adding the grease saved previously, should be about 1/4 cup.
  10. Gradually add the flour mixing together well.
  11. Add water gradually and then milk.
  12. Add salt and pepper to taste, cooking to desired thickness.
  13. I served a square of meatloaf with a scoop of mashed potatoes and then some of the fried onions and then some gravy.