Uptown Meatloaf

source:

http://bitebymichelle.com/2012/01/09/meatloaf-for-a-chef/

Uptown Meatloaf

serves 12

preheat oven 400*F

  • 2 lbs beef sirloin, cut into 3″cubes
  • 1 1/2 lb fatty pork shoulder, cut into 3″ cubes
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups fresh good quality bread crumbs
  • 1 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup V-8 juice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • large bunch fresh basil leaves
  • 6 ounces sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 lb fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced

Coarsely grind meats with fennel seeds.

In a large mixing bowl combine ground meats with eggs, breadcrumbs, parsley, onion, garlic, juice, wine and seasonings.

Place mixture on a parchment lined 16″ x 12″ baking sheet.

Spread out mixture to cover parchment.

Sprinkle meat with sundried tomatoes, basil leaves and 3/4 of mozzarella.

Roll up jelly-roll fashion.

Place in meatloaf in oven and roast for 1 hour.

Top with remaining mozzarella and roast until cheese is melted and golden.

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