Restaurant-Style Meatloaf (No Bread Crumbs)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
1 hr

This meatloaf is from the Chez Melange Restaurant in Redondo Beach, CA., and is definitely worth the extra steps. It has a wonderful mellow blend of flavors that makes it really taste like it came from a restaurant. It's unusual in that in doesn't use bread crumbs as a filler and this was done for the texture, years before the "low carb craze." I've frozen it both cooked and uncooked, and texture does not suffer.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Melt the butter in medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the green onions, regular onions, green pepper, celery, and garlic and cook until softened.
  3. Stir in salt, cumin, peppers, nutmeg, and bayleaves and cook 1 minute.
  4. Stir in ketchup and half and half and simmer 2 minutes.
  5. Cool and remove bay leaves.
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Combine meat, eggs (lightly beaten), worcestershire, red pepper sauce in large bowl.
  8. Stir vegeable mixture into meat mixture unil well blended.
  9. Spoon mixture evenly into a 9 x 5 pan or freeform the mixture (I use the 9 x 5 pan as my mold and place on rimmed cookie sheet).
  10. Bake 70 minutes or until temperature of meat registers 160 degrees.
  11. Cool in pan 5 minutes (at least) and drain and unmold onto serving platter.