Saturday, March 29, 2014


1 onion, chopped
2-3 carrots, peeled and chopped
2-3 celery stalks, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup bell pepper chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 head garlic, cloves smashed and peeled

Pulse in food processor until finely minced and sauté until tender and lightly caramelized. Add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool slightly

2 lbs ground beef
2-3 eggs
1/2 cup cracker meal or bread crumbs
1/2 cup marinara, pizza sauce, or salsa
1/2 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup separated
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 t steak seasoning
salt and pepper
1 onion, sliced

Mix all ingredients lightly and form into a loaf in an oiled cast iron skillet. Top with remaining ketchup and sliced onion and bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Baste (onions) with juices half way through cooking.

Serve with your favorite roasted vegetables, lightly tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper, baked at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Shown here are Brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, carrots, and shallots.

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