Balsamic Vinegar Glazed Meatloaf

Meatloaf is that dish that everyone says, “my mom makes the best meatloaf!” It is that quintessential comfort food. Far be it for me to assume this version is better, but if you are looking to switch it up a bit, this might be a great way to go!
Balsamic Vinegar Glazed Meatloaf | Dishin' With Darla

Substitutions for this are endless as you can use about any ground meats you have available or prefer. Mixing meats together can be a great idea, but always remember to have a good balance of lean and more fatty meats.

For example, veal and white turkey would be extremely dry and flavorless. Whereas Pork (fatty), and veal, (lean), would be marvellous!

Ground Chuck Beef is dependent on the fat to meat ratio you purchase: 80/20 is the most fatty typically sold. Ground sirloin, tenderloin tend to be very lean so mix with pork if you’re not using 80/20 ground chuck.

Serving Suggestions:

  • If you’re short on time, make in muffin tins!  
  • Serve with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a good green vegetable.

Balsamic Vinegar Glazed Meatloaf

Meatloaf is that dish that everyone says, “my mom makes the best meatloaf!” It is that quintessential comfort food. Far be it for me to assume this version is better, but if you are looking to switch it up a bit, this might be a great way to go!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs ground meat
  • 1-2 c minced celery
  • 3 cloves minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 c minced onion
  • 1/2 c minced red pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c breadcrumbs (I use homemade)
  • 1/2 t red curry
  • 1 t sage
  • 1/2 t cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 t marjoram
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t pepper
  • 1.5 c catsup
  • 1/3 c and 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 6 slices of bacon cut in fourths (omit if using ground pork)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix together meat with veggies.
  • Add eggs and breadcrumbs, stir well
  • Add seasonings, stir well
  • Add 1/2 c catsup and 2T Vinegar.
  • Spread into a casserole dish rather than a loaf pan so the meat is not as thick.
  • Top with bacon pieces.
  • Mix together 1 c catsup and 1/3 c vinegar
  • Spread on bacon
  • Bake at 375 degrees for about one hour and fifteen minutes.
  • Let rest 10-15 minutes before serving so it comes out in nice slices.
  • ENJOY!

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