JFD's Merlot Meatloaf

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by bigmike&nan, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. At this other place I write at a fireman in California submitted this recipe. You might say WINE in meatloaf... Well let Big tell ya: it is amazing.... So this is JFD's (For Jerry Fire Department) Merlot Meatloaf

    Mis en place:

    2 lb meatloaf mix (equal parts: veal, ground beef, pork)
    1 egg
    1/2 cups bread crumbs
    1/4 cup chilli sauce
    1 tbls brown mustard
    1 Tbls herbs de provence
    12 oz. Merlot wine
    1/2 yellow onion small dice
    1 stalk celery small dice
    1 cup sliced mushrooms
    1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley


    1 cup ketchup
    1 Tbls prepared horseradish
    2 Tbls dark brown sugar
    1 Tbls spicy mustard

    Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Place mixture in loaf pan, pat down edges and corners, plop pan 3 or 4 times on counter so mixture compacts. Now cover with foil. Bake in 400 degree oven for 1 hour.

    While baking prepare sauce. Add all sauce ingredients into cast iron skillet and heat about 5 minutes until all combines.

    Remove foil and add topping and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and let rest at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve with mashed potatoes or better yet with scalloped potatoes. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=172949

    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009
  2. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Your timing is impeccable - I'm making a meatlof tonight and forgot about the 1/2 bottle of red I have on my counter looking for a job!
    I believe there's enough left so I can sip a glass while the meatloaf bakes [​IMG]

    Try putting the sauce ingredients in the bottom of the loafpan before baking - then you turn out the loaf and serve upside down with an amazing glaze baked onto it.
    (I got this tip from some magazine and now always make my loaves this way)

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