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Dad's Meatloaf with Tomato Relish

Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 90 min.
Total Time: 110 min.
Servings: 8

What you need

3 to 4 bacon slices
2 bay leaves
2 eggs
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 (12-ounce) bottle ketchup
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and finely diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Leaves from 2 fresh thyme sprigs
2 tomatoes, halved, seeded, and finely diced
3 slices white bread, crusts removed, torn into chunks by hand
1/4 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

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How to do it

1. Watch how to make this recipe.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

3. Coat a skillet with a 2-count of oil and place over medium heat.

4. Saute the onion, garlic, and bay leaves for a few minutes to create a base flavor. Throw in the red peppers and cook them for a couple of minutes to soften. Now add the tomatoes; adding them at this point lets them hold their shape and prevents them from disintegrating. Stir in the parsley, ketchup, and Worcestershire; season with salt and pepper. Simmer the relish for 5 minutes to pull all the flavors together.

5. Remove it from the heat; you should have about 4 cups of relish.

6. Place the torn white bread in a bowl and add the milk to just barely cover, swish the bread around in the milk and let it sit while you get the rest of the ingredients for the meat loaf together.

7. This is where you get your hands dirty! In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef and pork with 1 1/2 cups of the tomato relish, the eggs, and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Squeeze the excess milk from the bread and add the soaked bread to the meat mixture. To test, fry a small "hamburger" patty of the meatloaf until cooked; the patty should hold together but still have a soft consistency. Taste the patty for seasoning.

8. Lightly oil a cookie sheet.

9. Transfer the meat mixture to the center of the cookie sheet and form into a log about 9 inches long and about 4 inches wide. Coat the top of the meatloaf with another 1/2 cup of the tomato relish. Lay the bacon across the top lengthwise.

10. Bake the meatloaf for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until the bacon is crisp and the meatloaf is firm. Rotate the meat loaf while it's baking every now and then to insure that the bacon browns evenly.

11. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it cool a bit before slicing.

12. Serve with the remaining tomato relish on the side. Unbelievably moist!

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Nutrition

Calories
640.07cal ( 32% of daily need)
Fat
48.16g ( 74.09% of daily need)
Saturated Fat
14.62g ( 91.36% of daily need)
Carbohydrates
21.41g ( 7.14% of daily need)
Sugar
13.01g ( 14.46% of daily need)
Cholesterol
148.34mg ( 49.45% of daily need)
Sodium
1007.13mg ( 43.79% of daily need)
Protein
29.05g ( 58.11% of daily need)
Vitamin C
48.58mg ( 58.88% of daily need)
Selenium
34.43µg ( 49.19% of daily need)
Vitamin K
45.95µg ( 43.76% of daily need)
Vitamin B3
8mg ( 39.98% of daily need)
Vitamin B12
2.39µg ( 39.84% of daily need)
Vitamin B1
0.58mg ( 38.36% of daily need)
Vitamin B6
0.75mg ( 37.5% of daily need)
Zinc
5.44mg ( 36.25% of daily need)
Vitamin A
1652.09IU ( 33.04% of daily need)
Phosphorus
318mg ( 31.8% of daily need)
Vitamin B2
0.46mg ( 27.25% of daily need)
Vitamin E
3.81mg ( 25.4% of daily need)
Potassium
765.9mg ( 21.88% of daily need)
Iron
3.48mg ( 19.36% of daily need)
Folate
52.63µg ( 13.16% of daily need)
Vitamin B5
1.27mg ( 12.7% of daily need)
Magnesium
46.99mg ( 11.75% of daily need)
Manganese
0.22mg ( 11.15% of daily need)
Copper
0.2mg ( 9.83% of daily need)
Calcium
85.25mg ( 8.52% of daily need)
Fiber
1.71g ( 6.84% of daily need)
Vitamin D
0.44µg ( 2.91% of daily need)

Breakdown

Proteins
18.29%
Fat
68.22%
Carbs
13.49%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only.

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