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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Boeuf Bourguignon Meatloaf

Boeuf Bourguignon Meatloaf--without the accompanying red wine glaze alongside

Boeuf Bourguignon Meatloaf

Note:  This recipe comes from The Huffington Post by Food Writer Kerry Saretsky, founder of French Revolution.

You can never have enough recipes for meatloaf.  In fact, I gave you one of my favorites, Mexican Meatloaf right here.  I knew I would love this very French version of meatloaf when I frist saw it in the Huffington Post, by talented food writer Kerry Saretsky.

This recipe has it all:  bacon, cognac, mushrooms, and bien sûr, a red wine glaze.  As I like to say, "What's not to love?"

We made this in a cooking class for Mexican cooks--and it was a hit.  Who doesn't love pastel de carne???

Boeuf Bourguignon Meatloaf
serves 6
1 medium yellow onion
4 cloves garlic
2 cups very roughly ground fresh breadcrumbs
1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup dry red wine
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup ketchup
10 single stems fresh thyme, divided
1 bay leaf
6 to 8 slices bacon
4 ounces cremini mushrooms
2 tablespoons cognac
2 eggs
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 pounds 90% lean ground beef
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Start by making the red wine ketchup. Quarter the onion and place it and the garlic in the food processor. Run the machine until the onion and garlic are finely chopped. Spoon out into a bowl and set aside.
3. Place the breadcrumbs in a small bowl, and pour the milk over them so the bread can soak up the milk.
4. In a medium saucepot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-low heat. Add half of the chopped onion and garlic mixture, and sauté until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the red wine and raise the heat to high. Bring to boil. Add Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, 6 stems thyme, and bay leaf, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered 15 minutes. You will have 1½ cups red wine ketchup.
5. Meanwhile, run the mushrooms through the food processor until you have a rough rubble--but don't make them too fine (there's no need to wash the food processor in between uses here; the flavors will all be combined anyway). In a 9-inch sauté pan, heat the remaining tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add 2 slices of bacon, sliced about ¼-inch thick. Sauté until just starting to crisp: about 3 minutes. Add the remainder of the onion and garlic mixture and sauté another 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook 5 minutes, or until the pan starts to dry out. Season with salt and pepper, and add the cognac (pour the cognac into a separate container before adding to the hot pan). Cook until evaporated. Place the mushrooms in a large bowl.
6. In the bowl with the mushrooms, add the eggs, 1 cup of red wine ketchup, and the parsley. Squeeze all the liquid out of the breadcrumbs and add those as well. Whisk the mixture thoroughly together. On top of the mixture, add the meat. Season with salt and pepper. With clean hands, mix everything in the bowl together until just incorporated. Do not overmix.
7. Grease a small, rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment lightly with olive oil. Form a log of the meat mixture measuring about the length of a slice of bacon and 5 inches wide. Spoon ¼ cup red wine ketchup over the meatloaf. Place the remaining 4 to 6 slices bacon lengthwise over the top of the meatloaf. Bake 1½ hours, until a metal skewer inserted in the center of the meatloaf comes out hot. Allow to rest 10 minutes, then transfer to a serving platter, and slice. Serve with remaining red wine ketchup on the side.

Victoria Challancin
Flavors of the Sun Cooking School
San Miguel de Allende, México

©Victoria Challancin.  All rights reserved.  (Kerry graciously shared her recipe with us, and I with you--but please don't share my photos!)  Thanks!

1 comment:

Ben said...

I miss meatloaf. I need to come visit you to try this amazing looking dish. :)