It is election day in BC today and last night on the Dave Brindle show we talked about two different meals for the two parties. My suggestion for the NDP is a fantastic meatloaf, I like to make it with turkey but it can also be made with beef or a combination of beef and pork. I would suggest pairing this with some yummy mashed potatoes with sour cream and chives and then some sauteed green beans. This is the ultimate comfort meal. Remember to pull this recipe out on a rainy night! The nice thing is you can make a large batch the meatloaf mix and then freeze a few extra. Just don’t add the topping until you are ready to bake. The meatloaf can also be made into giant meatballs for individual portions which looks really nice on the plate.
Turkey Meatloaf topped with Caramelized Onions
1 large yellow onion, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt and pepper
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup chicken stock (beef stock if using beef/pork)
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp Montreal steak spice
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
3 lbs ground turkey (or beef or beef and pork)
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Dijon
2 onions, julienned
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
Saute onions, garlic and thyme in olive oil until tender, about 5 mins. Allow to cool. In a large bowl place ground meat of choice, Add cooled onion mixtures, Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, 1 tbsp Dijon, tomato paste, steak spice and eggs. Mix well and then add bread crumbs. Mix again till incorporated. Place in a large loaf pan. Mix together ketchup and Dijon and spread over meat. Bake at 325’F for about 1 1/2 hours and internal temperature reaches 160’F. While baking saute julienned onions in the butter and olive oil for about 20-30 mins until nicely caramelized. Once meatloaf is baked top with caramelized onions and enjoy.
This recipe will double easily. This serves about 6 people.