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Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf

            This is a great comfort food recipe. My children always gobble it up. It can be served on it’s own or over pasta or rice. You can also slice it and make delicious meatball sandwiches.

The Meatloaf:

1 pound ground pork
2 eggs
½ c. mayonnaise
½ c. parmesan cheese
10 mini sweet bell peppers, or one large red or yellow bell, diced
½ medium yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. saracha
2 tbsp. gluten free flour

            Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. When well-mixed move to a baking dish and smooth it out to mold to the shape of the dish. Bake in a 350-degree oven for forty-five minutes.

The Sauce:

½ diced yellow onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cans diced tomatoes
1/2 c. red wine
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tbsp. basil
1 tsp. saracha
1 tsp. black pepper
1 c. heavy cream
salt to taste

            Sauté the garlic and the onion in the oil, on medium heat, for about three minutes. Add all of the other ingredients except the cream and the salt. Continue cooking on medium heat, stirring occasionally for about twenty minutes. When the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat and add the cream. Season to taste and then pour over the meatloaf to serve. Enjoy! 


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