Inspired from Mom's Salmon loaf and our inability to eat burgers on buns(alas no buns for months in hopes of losing our buns)!
This was really easy and quite delicious. Surprisingly, for a meatloaf, it was exquisite. The cuisinart made it simple simple simple.
12 oz ground bison
2 pieces whole wheat bread
2 garlic cloves
14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes (in lieu of ketchup)
1 tbsp dry mustard
Handful of Parsley
2 tsp thyme
I used the cuisinart with the blender attachment. First cut the crusts off the bread and pulse in the cuisinart for 20 seconds to make bread crumbs. Put these aside and rinse the cuisinart. Peel the vegetables and throw them into the cuisinart and pulse for 30 seconds to very small pieces. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl with the bison. Rinse the cuisinart again and put in the diced toms, give it a whirl to a thick consistancy of ketchup. Add 1 cup of the pureed toms to the bowl. Add the spices. Take off the wedding ring, crack the eggs, and get a mixing.
I usually use the Martha method of shaping the loaf into a lasagna pan but this time I used the regular loaf pan sprayed with Pam. I cooked it at 350 for about an hour, placing the remaining tomato puree on top for the last 10 minutes. Let it rest for 15 before slicing. The slices of meatloaf came out perfect!
I served this with sauteed garlic and mushrooms (really, she was right in the movie, Julia's advice about not crowding the mushrooms is essential for browning) and a green salad.
So good, I had to blog about it!