Herb and Garlic Meatloaf with Garlic Butter Sauce
Homemade meatloaf, loaded with fresh herbs and topped off with warm garlic butter sauce.
|1 pound||ground beef|
|1 pound||ground pork|
|2 tablespoons||canola oil|
|2 stalks||celery, diced|
|1 clove||garlic, minced|
|1 cup||diced onion|
|1 tablespoon||chopped fresh parsley|
|1 tablespoon||chopped fresh chives|
|1 tablespoon||chopped fresh sage|
|1 tablespoon||chopped fresh thyme|
|1/4 1/3 cup||1/4-1/3 milk|
|3/4 cup||olive oil|
|8 10||8-10 garlic cloves|
|2 cups||low sodium chicken stock|
|3 tablespoons||unsalted butter|
|1 teaspoon||chopped fresh parsley|
|salt and pepper, to taste|
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Place the beef and pork in a large bowl.
Heat the oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the celery, garlic and onion and cook until vegetables are soft, 5-7 minutes. Cool slightly, then add to the meat in the bowl.
Add the parsley, chives, sage and thyme.
Tear the bread into large chunks and place in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to form coarse crumbs. Add the bread crumbs to the meat mixture, along with the fresh herbs, eggs, salt and pepper, and 1/4 cup of milk.
Mix until well combined. Let stand for 5-10 minutes. If mixture doesn't hold together well after 10 minutes, add additional milk, as needed, to reach desired consistency.
Place the meat mixture onto the parchment lined baking sheet and pat it into a rectangle. Then press in the sides of the meatloaf to form a cylinder down the middle of the pan.
Bake for about 40 minutes, or until meatloaf is browned and internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
While meatloaf cooks, make the garlic butter sauce. In a small sauce pan, combine the oil and garlic and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until garlic is lightly browned. Do not let the garlic burn. Remove the garlic from the oil and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the chicken stock, water, butter and cooked garlic and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, until slightly thickened.
Mash the garlic with a fork. Just before serving, stir in the parsley, then season with salt and pepper.
Spoon the warm sauce over the meatloaf to serve.