Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf

 

Ingredients

  • 3 tbs. Pacifica Culinaria Tuscan Herb Avocado Oil

  • 1 c. onion

  • 5 cloves garlic (1/8 cup), smashed to a paste with coarse salt

  • ½ tea. red pepper flakes, divided (optional)

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • ½ tbs. fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped

  • ¼ tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped.

  • ¼ c. fresh parsley leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish

  • ½ lb. ground pork

  • ½ lb. ground veal (or use 1 lb total of ground pork)

  • 1 lb. ground beef chuck

  • 1 c. panko (Japanese) bread crumbs

  • ½ freshly grated Romano or Parmesan

  • 1 c. ketchup, divided

  • 2/3 c. The California Olive Aged Balsamic Vinegar divided

 

Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Add the onion, garlic paste, ¼ tsp. Red pepper flakes (optional), salt and pepper to taste, and cook until almost soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. Whisk together the eggs, thyme, parsley, and rosemary in a large bowl. Add the meat, bread crumbs, cheese, ½ cup ketchup, 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar, and the cooled onion mixture and mix until just combined (do not over work the mix, the meatloaf will become dense). Mold the meatloaf on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Whisk together the remaining ketchup, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes (optional), in a small bowl. Brush the mixture over the entire loaf. Bake the meatloaf for 1 to 1 ¼ hours. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with remaining parsley leaves.

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