Andy's Sweet and Savory Untraditional Meatloaf Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  3. Heat a heavy skillet over med-high heat and add oil once hot. Sauté onions, pepper, celery, carrot, and Serrano until soft (5+ minutes). Add garlic, thyme, Ancho chili powder, a large pinch of salt, and several turns of pepper. Sauté an additional 2-3 minutes until fragrant (careful not to burn the garlic). Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine half of the sauce, beef, pork, eggs, breadcrumbs, tequila, and sautéed vegetables. Mix with hands until homogeneous. Add more breadcrumbs as needed if the mixture is too liquidy. Careful not to over kneed, as the meat will become tough if overworked. Form the mixture into a loaf on the heavy skillet (if oven proof) or a Pyrex baking pan. Coat the loaf thoroughly with the remaining sauce, and cover with an arrangement of fresh sage leaves (you don’t need a ton, just enough so that every slice will have one or two leaves).
  5. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes at 425F then lower heat to 350F and bake for another hour or until the internal temperature is about 160°F Cover and rest for 10-15 minutes, slice, sprinkle lightly with grated Pecorino cheese, and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 970.88 Kcal (4065 kJ)
Calories from fat 702.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 78.08g 120%
Cholesterol 155.84mg 52%
Sodium 498.9mg 21%
Potassium 646.24mg 14%
Total Carbs 38.13g 13%
Sugars 14.26g 57%
Dietary Fiber 3.11g 12%
Protein 26.17g 52%
Vitamin C 35.2mg 59%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 27%
Iron 11mg 61%
Calcium 74.4mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 281.25 Kcal (1178 kJ)
Calories from fat 203.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.62g 120%
Cholesterol 45.15mg 52%
Sodium 144.53mg 21%
Potassium 187.21mg 14%
Total Carbs 11.05g 13%
Sugars 4.13g 57%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 12%
Protein 7.58g 52%
Vitamin C 10.2mg 59%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 27%
Iron 3.2mg 61%
Calcium 21.5mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 25.3
  • 26

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Total Fat

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