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Meatloaf

An Irish recipe for meatloaf using Guinness as a special flavour enhancer.

Meatloaf

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Ingredients

As needed:

 

sunflower oil

1

 

shallot

125

g

carrots

125

g

celery

2

cloves

garlic

175

ml

stout beer (Guinness)

4

slices

white bread

250

ml

milk

500

g

minced beef

500

g

lamb mince

2

 

eggs

125

g

grated Cheddar cheese

As needed:

slices

bacon

1

tsp

Worcestershire sauce

 

 

salt and pepper

Preparation method

  • Finely dice the onion.
  • Chop the garlic.
  • Finely dice the carrots and celery (brunoise).
  • Soak the slices of bread in the milk.
  • Gently fry the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until soft.
  • Deglaze the pan with beer and reduce until nearly all the liquid has evaporated.
  • Set to cool to room temperature.
  • Gently squeeze the liquid from the bread and mix into the vegetable mix.
  • Blend both types of mince with the eggs and the grated Cheddar cheese and knead with your hands until the mixture sticks together.
  • Season to taste with the Worcestershire sauce and the salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  • Cover a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper.
  • Shape the mince mixture in the shape of a bread on the baking tray.
  • Cover the meatloaf with the slices of bacon.
  • Cook in the oven until the meatloaf has reached a core temperature of 70°C.

Serving suggestions

  • As part of a lunch menu served with potato or sourdough bread and fresh piccalilli.
  • As a component in a composition with potatoes and cabbage.

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