Meatloaf on a rainy, windy day

All the rain and cold weather lately makes me want comfort food. I was thinking about what I wanted to eat and what I had time to make and meatloaf came up a clear winner. It is easy to make and cooks itself in the oven whilst I could finish up work, perfect.

Feta cheese and veg filled meatloaf

preparation time 10 minutes 

cooking time 40 minutes 

oven 180C or 350F for 25 minutes and 225C or 440F for 15 minutes 

serves 4 people 

Ingredients

  • 250 gr or 9 oz mince pork
  • 250 gr or 9 oz mince beef
  • 1 slice day old bread
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 piece or 4 small chorizo sausages
  • 1/2 pack of feta cheese
  • 4 slices of Camembert
  • 4 rashes of bacon
  • 1/2 tbsp barbecue spice
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • salt & pepper

Cut of the crust of the bread and cube it fine. Place in a bowl and soak it in the milk until the milk is absorbed. Add the mince meat and the egg and mix well but don’t overwork it. I always find it quickest to work with a clean hand.

Chop the carrot, celery, onion and chilli fine.

Chopped carrot, celery and onion 07Jan_ChoppedVeg

Chopped chilli 07Jan_chilli

Cut the chorizo fine, I had just 4 little ones left over, I had bought a whole pack for Christmas.

07Jan_Chorizo

Mix everything together with the spices and the feta cheese without the Camembert. Oil an ovenproof dish and shape half the meatloaf. Place the slices of the Camembert in the middle and shape the top half with the remaining meat.

07Jan_CammenbertFilling

Cover with bacon and bake in the oven, raise the temperature after 25 minutes to make the bacon crispy.

I did a small salad from 1/2 avocado, lettuce, tomato and spring onion to got with it. I did a dressing from soy sauce, mirin, rice wine vinegar and olive oil.

07Jan_Salad

I also did a mash, cranberry sauce and a mustard gravy and it was a very satisfying and comforting meal.

07Jan_MeatloafDinner

It wasn’t too healthy but there was a lot of vegetables  in the meatloaf as well and I only ate a controlled portion so it wasn’t too bad. There were only two of us eating it and it was enough for four so there is plenty left for dinner tomorrow as well. Let’s hope the weather will ease a little, somehow it feels like we only had very short glimpses of the sun and way too much rain!

I have added this to Javelin Warrior’s always great blog challenge, Made with Love Mondays, all about cooking fresh from scratch.

MadeWithLove

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Comments
4 Responses to “Meatloaf on a rainy, windy day”
  1. This is both comfort food and elevated cuisine! With the two cheeses, chorizo and bacon, this must taste amazing… And not too terrible for one either with the load of veggies…

    • petra08 says:

      hi Mark

      thank you, ha ha I love you veggie comment! It is true it does make it lighter All the flavors worked really well together and it is true winter comfort!

  2. ediblethings says:

    You have reminded me of a family meatloaf recipe with cottage cheese. I haven’t made it since I was a student. I’ll have to see if I can remember the recipe, for a nostalgic dinner.

    • petra08 says:

      hi Mel

      Oh cottage cheese in meatloaf sounds intriguing. I have never thought of it, let me know if you make it as it sounds great! maybe another cheese I can incorporate next time!

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