Thursday, January 8, 2015

What's for Dinner [Paul Prudhomme's Cajun Meatloaf]

I'm sure you won't be surprised to see another Paul Prudhomme recipe posted here.....I've already professed my love for him here and here.  And I can just hear you now....Meatloaf??  I don't like meatloaf!  Just trust me on this one.  This will be one of the tastiest things you will ever eat, and will certainly be the best meatloaf you've ever tried.  It. is. scrumptious.  Truly.

Chef Paul Prudhomme's Cajun Meatloaf
Louisiana Kitchen

Seasoning Mix:
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 T salt (although I don't typically use this much)
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 1/2 t white pepper
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
Remaining Ingredients:
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup finely chopped onions
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onion
  • 2 t. minced garlic
  • 1 T Tabasco
  • 1 tablespoon Worcetershire sauce
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • ½ cup catsup
  • 1½ lbs ground beef
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup very fine dry bread crumbs
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add the onions, celery, bell pepper, green onion, seasoning mix, garlic, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, and bay leaves.  Cook, stirring occasionally and scraping the bottom of the pan until the mixture starts sticking excessively, about 6 minutes.  Stir in the milk and catsup.  Continue cooking for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and allow to cool at room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Place the beef and pork in a large mixing bowl.  Add the eggs, cooked vegetable mixture (remove bay leaves) and bread crumbs.  Mix by hand, being careful not to overmix. Place mixture in an ungreased 13" x 9" baking pan.  Shape into a loaf that is about 12 x 6 x 1-1/2 inches - - it will not touch the sides of the pan - - and bake uncovered for 25 minutes.  Raise heat to 400°F and continue cooking until done, approximately 35 minutes.

We served with baked mashed potatoes, salad, and lima beans.

Happy Cooking!

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