MARK McEWANS MEATLOAF

This meatloaf, from Mark McEwan's new cookbook Great Food At Home, is just delicious. At his store, McEwan's, they make it into a sandwich with extra bbq sauce, caramelized onions and Cheddar cheese. YUm.

This meatloaf, from Mark McEwan's new cookbook Great Food At Home, is just delicious. At his store, McEwan's, they make it into a sandwich with extra bbq sauce, caramelized onions and Cheddar cheese. YUm.

Makes 10 to 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Spanish onion, diced
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce - divided
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground veal
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 3 tbsp minced Italian parsley
  • 1 1/2 tbsp minced chives
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh thyme
  • 3 tbsp chili sauce (eg Heinz)
  • 1 tbsp Keen's dry mustard
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet. Add diced onions. Cook until caramelized. Cool.
  2. Reserve 1/4 cup barbecue sauce for the topping. Place remaining 3/4 cup sauce, ground veal, ground beef, parsley, chives, thyme, chili sauce, mustard, breadcrumbs, eggs, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add diced caramelized onions and combine thoroughly.
  3. Transfer mixture to 2 loaf pans or, a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and shape meat into a loaf with slightly tapered ends sort of like a rye bread. Make a bit of a ridge (or not) down the length of the meatloaf. Fill with the reserved 1/4 cup barbecue sauce. Bake in a preheated 350F oven about one hour or until a meat thermometer reaches 165F when inserted into the centre. Let rest at least 30 minutes before slicing. It is also great cold.

MARK MCEWAN'S MEATLOAF

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