Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Meat Loaf

I caramelized an onion and sweated a couple of cloves of garlic then added that to 700gm of ground beef. A quarter cup of bread crumbs, salt, black pepper. Mix it up and form into a loaf. I put a stripe of tomato ketchup on the bottom of the pan and laid the meat in it. A strip of bacon over top, two bay leaves, a sprig of rosemary and some fresh thyme. Into the oven at 325F for an hour and a quarter.

New potatoes boiled and finished with butter and salt. Frozen peas microwaved and finished with butter and salt. Roma tomatoes topped with grated parmesan and roasted for 5-10 minutes, they could have gone a little longer.

The pan I used to caramelize the onions I fried the sliced mushrooms in then removed them from the pan. A quarter cup of butter and a heaping teaspoon of flour into the pan and on the heat to cook the flour taste off. When the flour has cooked up a bit remove from heat and slowly whisk in a cup of water and a teaspoon of beef stock powder. Add some pepper and the fried mushrooms back in, simmer till ready to plate.

It was good, not remarkable. 

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