Friday, September 7, 2012

Beef & Prosciutto Meatloaf with Marsala Glaze

(about 6 servings)


It's September and still bloody hot outside! We had triple digit temperatures yesterday and right now it's 99°F.  Despite the heat I have been craving meatloaf something fierce. I love cold dishes and salads but I'm tired of those and ready for something else.

This flavourful meatloaf is delicious hot or serve it cold, sliced in sandwiches.

Meatloaf
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/4 lb prosciutto, diced small
1-2 cloves garlic,chopped
1 large yellow or sweet onion, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs, (regular or gluten free)
2 large eggs
2 oz Gruyere or Comte, grated (about 1/2 cup)
2 tbsp fresh parsley (give or take), chopped
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper, or more to taste
1/3 cup dry Marsala
a few pinches of salt or more depending on the saltiness of the prosciutto

Marsala glaze
3 tbsp dry Marsala
2 tbsp double concentrated tomato paste
1 tsp honey


Lightly coat a skillet with the oil and set over medium heat. Add the prosciutto and fry a few minutes. Stir in the garlic, onions and celery and cook until the onions become translucent; about 15 minutes. You might have to adjust the heat to keep it from burning. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Place the mixture into a large mixing bowl and add the beef, bread crumbs, eggs, cheese, parsley, basil, pepper and salt. Mix until well combined.

Preheat oven to 375°F.


Prepare the glaze. Combine the Marsala, tomato paste and honey in a small bowl. Set aside.

Shape the meat mixture into a loaf and place onto a lightly oiled 9x13 inch baking dish. Brush the glaze evenly over the top.

Bake the meatloaf for about 50-60 minutes or until the juices run clear when pierced. Remove from oven.

Allow the meatloaf to sit for about 10 minutes before slicing it.


2 comments:

Laura said...

I've actually never had meatloaf but I'm certainly going to try this one sometime next week because it looks delicious!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

You have some great flavors here and your meatloaf looks wonderful! I agree with you, I'm ready for some Fall dishes :)
Mary x

Post a Comment