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Roasted Garlic and Ricotta Stuffed Meatloaf

Posted by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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Roasted Garlic and Ricotta Stuffed Meatloaf (click HERE to see a pic & more info)

For the Loaf:

1 tbsp canola oil
1 onion, small dice
1 carrot, small dice
1/2 red bell pepper, small dice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/4 lbs ground beef
3/4 lb hot italian sausage, not in casings
1/8 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tbsp sambal oelek
2 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

For the filling:
2 bulbs garlic
drizzle olive oil
8 oz ricotta
3 oz goat cheese, softened
1/8 cup flat leaf parsley
1 tbsp fresh sage, minced
1/8 cup fresh basil ribbons (chiffonade)
1 egg
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the garlic bulbs to be roasted: cut the ends off of each bulb and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Wrap in alluminum foil and roast at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until just starting to caramelize and completely softened. Set aside until cool enough to handle.

While the garlic is roasting, saute the veggies for the meatloaf. Add canola oil to a saute pan over medium heat. Once the pan and oil are hot, add the diced onions, carrots, and red bell pepper. Sweat the veggies over medium heat for about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent. Add the minced garlic to the pan. Stir and continue to cook for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Once the garlic has been removed from the oven, begin preparing the rest of the meatloaf. To a large mixing bowl add the sauteed veggies, ground beef, italian sausage, parsley, bread crumbs, 1 egg, sambal oelek, worcestershire sauce, and a liberal pinch of kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Using your hands, mix the ingredients together working the meat as little as possible, the more it gets rough around the tougher it will be. Stop mixing once all the ingredients are just barely combined.

Make the filling, in a mixing bowl cream together the softened goat cheese and ricotta. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of the bulbs and into the bowl with the cheese. Also add the parsley, sage, and mint. Mix until the garlic has broken up and the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Taste the mixture and adjust seasoning as necessary with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. After adjusting seasoning, add one egg into the bowl, mix until the egg has been completely incorporated.

Form the meat loaf. Place a piece of parchment paper onto a sheet pan. Using about 2/3 of the ground meat mixture form a rectangular "boat" on the parchment paper. There should be about 1 1/2 inches of meat on all sides and on the bottom with a large valley that will be filled with the cheese. Next, spoon the ricotta mixture into the bowl of the meatloaf "boat" ;-) . Not all of the cheese mixture may be necessary. Carefully take the other 1/3 of the ground meat mixture and press it out into a similar rectangle that will fit over top of the filled meatloaf "boat". Work the edges of the top piece of meatloaf into the sides of the bottom piece to for a sealed meatloaf. No filling should be visable. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with freshly cracked black pepper and kosher salt.

Place the stuffed meatloaf into a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake the meatloaf at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Some of the cheese may ooze out during the cooking process but that's okay. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy! PS: The leftovers go great cut up and tossed with pasta!

by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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lasombrs
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 12:44 PM
this sounds good i bet the ricotta keeps the meatloaf real moist
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aidansmommy219
by Platinum Member on Apr. 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM

 Oooo, won over by the picture. I pinned the recipe. Thanks :)

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Apr. 14, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I wish it would have let me post the pic!! 

Quoting aidansmommy219:

 Oooo, won over by the picture. I pinned the recipe. Thanks :)


gmadiane
by Silver Member on Apr. 14, 2012 at 4:13 PM

sounds really good, I make a good meatloaf but this would be worth trying

amyjane22
by Amy on Apr. 14, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Wow, that sounds so good!

kurtkamkaitsmom
by Kerry on Apr. 15, 2012 at 11:29 PM

 sounds good:O)

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Mar. 30, 2013 at 2:30 PM

How about this one ladies?

snuggiewoogie
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 8:25 PM

 Sounds so so good!

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