AlexandriaSpotlight

Alexandria Insider

Monthly eNewsletter sign up
Google map Thumb

Map Explorer

The Maps Explorer is an interactive map to find hotels, restaurants and things to do and...... more

Home-Style Meatloaf

Executive Chef Shannon "Red" Overmiller
The Majestic

*Wine Pairing: Laurel Glen Counterpoint Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Makes a 10 lb. batch


Ingredients:
      
5 lbs. ground beef
3 lbs. ground pork*
2 lb. ground veal
10 eggs
2-3 cups rolled oats
¼ c. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. rendered bacon fat
2 tblsp. Cayenne pepper
2 Tblsp. Dry thyme
Salt and black pepper, to taste
4 large onions, raw - brunnoise
2 tblsp. ketchup
1 tblsp. mustard
1 tblsp. chopped garlic
Ketchup glaze*
Meatloaf gravy*

Method:
Pre-heat oven to 350°.  In a large mixing bowl, add all above ingredients and mix vigorously until well incorporated.  Check seasoning by sautéing a small patty of meat to see if adjustment is necessary.  Form into loafs in baking dish or sheet tray.  Glaze or coat the loaf with the tomato glaze to cover completely.  Bake uncovered until a temperature of 155° is achieved.  Let cool, slice to desired thickness.  Serve with whipped tomatoes and meatloaf gravy.

 

Ingredients for the Meatloaf Gravy:
Drippings of meatloaf
½ lb. butter
1 medium onion - small dice
½ c. flour
Chicken stock
2 c. Heavy cream
Thyme
Salt and black pepper
½ c. white wine
Fresh chopped parsley to garnish

Method:
In sauce pot add drippings from cooked meatloaf, and any end pieces, sauté  with butter.  Add onion, and allow to sweat out.  Add flour, then cook flour out.  Season with salt and black pepper.  Deglaze with white wine.  Add chicken stock to cover.  Add fresh thyme, then simmer for 30 minutes.  Finish with 2 cups heavy cream.  Strain through fine strainer.  Check consistency as it should coat the back of a spoon, and reduce if necessary.   Adjust season, finish with parsley.

 

Ingredients for House Cured Bacon:
20 lb. Pork belly
12 oz. salt
6 oz. brown sugar
2 oz. Instacure #1 or selrose
Rub - onion powder
dry thyme
dry sage

Method:
Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Rub pork down heavily with mixture.  Cover and set in refrigerated setting.  Let rest 10 days pressed.  Flip after 5 days.

(May increase or decrease amounts accordingly).

 

Ingredients for the Whipped Potatoes (Serves 8):
6 peeled Yukon gold potatoes, cut into rough one inch pieces                          
Salt to taste
½ lb. butter, cold, to taste
Heavy cream, for desired consistency
1 pinch nutmeg

Method:
Boil potatoes in salted water just to cover, making sure to start the potatoes in cold water, and bring up to the boil.  When potatoes yield to a fork, they are ready to be strained.  Place potatoes into a ricer to achieve fine smooth consistency (can also use electric hand held mixer or whisk).  Replace potato pulp into the cooking pot to "dry-out."  This method is to cook slightly more dry so excess moisture is removed from the pulp thus giving a lighter, less gummy potato.  Slowly add cold butter and cream to the potatoes off the heat, whipping with a spatula.  You want a sort of emulsification.  Add a pinch of nutmeg and salt to taste.  Continue to add cream and butter until consistency and flavor achieved.  Store in warm place for service.

 

Ingredients for the Tomato Glaze:
1 c. tomato paste
2 c. ketchup
½ c. dark corn syrup or molasses
2 tblsp. dark brown sugar
2 tblsp. white vinegar
2 tblsp. mustard ( of choice)
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Method:
Mix all ingredients together to incorporate.  Follow application directions in meatloaf.

hotels

1-800-871-6481

Tickets

1-800-871-6481
Google map Thumb

Map Explorer

The Maps Explorer is an interactive map to find hotels, restaurants and things to do and...... more

Featured Events

View All Events
The Art League's Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser

The Art League's Ice…

Until Sep 14, 2014
Purchase one of 1,000+ hand-made bowls created by the talented and prolific artists of…
7th Annual Old Town Boutique District Scavenger Hunt

7th Annual Old Town…

Sep 18 – 21, 2014
To celebrate its anniversary, the Old Town Boutique District will hold its 7th…
Jazz Supper Under the Stars

Jazz Supper Under…

Sep 26, 2014
Join us for Jazz Supper Under the Stars with Al Williams Trio. Dinner from Hard Time…
Art on Tap

Art on Tap

Oct 3, 2014
Seven craft beers from six local breweries have been artfully paired with a work of…
Art on the Avenue in Del Ray

Art on the Avenue in…

Oct 4, 2014
Over 300 fine artists, artisans and craftspeople sell their handmade items, such as…
 
Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-3301 or 800-388-9119
ask@visitalexva.com
Trip Advisor

Check out what other travelers say about Alexandria tourism on TripAdvisor.