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.

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.


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

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