Pinwheel Meatloaf

Posted by francis keyser Saturday, April 25, 2009
Taste Level: VGR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 8-10
Prep Time: 35-40 min.
Cook time: 1 hour
Difficulty: 2

Need a meal that is going to feed a troop (or in our case a party?) Or want a meal that you can make and have for lunch all week? This is the meal to make! It tastes great, it is pretty easy to make and it is good for dinner or lunches. Zo and I really love the ways our mothers made meat loaf. So much so that we almost got in an argument over how a meat loaf should be made. In the end I took ideas from both of our mothers prized meatloaf recipes, threw in some of my own and created this testament to our meatloaf love.

Ingredients:
Loaf
1 1/4 lb extra lean ground beef
1 lb hot Italian ground turkey sausage
2 tsp Worcestershire
1 egg
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup chipotle cheddar (grated)
pinch of nutmeg
2 pinches essence

Filling
1 package chopped frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
1 cup fresh Italian Parsley (coarsley chopped)
1 egg
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
pinch of essence
1 tsp fresh crack pepper
3/4 of a sweet onion chopped
4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1 cup Bella mushrooms (sliced)
1/4 cup chipotle cheddar (grated)
1/2 cup Colby cheddar (grated)

Sauce
1/4 of a sweet onion (Julian)
4-5 tbsp ketchup
2-3 tbs white wine mustard
pinch of cumin
1/4 tsp Habanero Chile hot sauce
1/4 tsp sriracha (Japanese hot sauce)

Additional ingredients:
1 tbsp garlic extra virgin olive oil for sauteing
1 tbsp butter for greasing pan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a frying pan heat 1 tbsp garlic olive oil over medium heat. Once heated saute onions, garlic and mushrooms. Sit aside to cool once sauteed.

Sauce
In a small mixing bowl mix sauce ingredients and let sit.

Filling
In a separate large mixing bowl fold by hand, spinach, parsley, bread crumbs, egg, essence, crack pepper, 3/4 of onion/garlic/mushroom mixture and remaining cheeses.

Loaf
In a large mixing bowl fold by hand beef, turkey sausage, bread crumbs, Worcestershire, 1/4 cup chipotle cheddar, nutmeg, essence and 1/4 of garlic/onion/mushroom mixture till mixed well.

On a large piece of wax paper take loaf mixture and form into an evenly flat rectangular shape that is almost as wide as the loaf pan you will be using. One side will most likely be wider, this is OK and desired.

Spread filling mixture evenly over loaf mixture creating another layer.

(This step can be skipped but I recommend due to it making the roll easier.) Take another piece of wax paper that is a little bit longer than the meat loaf and place over top. Making sure to go from wider side to skinner side, roll the two layers into a spiral using the wax paper to help shape the loaf. Unroll the loaf, remove the top wax paper and re-roll into Pinwheel Meat loaf. (The first roll with the wax paper gives the meatloaf the spiral shape and makes the second roll much easier.)

Put loaf in greased pan and then pour sauce evenly over loaf. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 45 minutes, then remove aluminium foil and bake uncovered for 15 more minutes.

Cut into slices and serve.

Additional uses for this recipe:
1. Use slices of loaf on your favorite sliced bread with your favorite condiments for a hearty sandwich.

1 Responses to Pinwheel Meatloaf

  1. andrew Says:
  2. I ate this! It was great!

     

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