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Veal meatloaf

After trying a bolognese sauce with ground veal, I used to the leftovers to make a meatloaf out of it.

Interestingly, my oven chose this time to stop working. So, time to break out that Dutch oven we received for a wedding present!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 egg, beaten*
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of parsley
  • pinch of chili powder
  • pinch of black pepper

*It’s a quarter egg because I scaled down the ingredients to accommodate two people. I don’t think they’re that difficult to separate, though.

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Bolognese sauce

The husband likes a rich, hearty pasta sauce, not too watery. So I gave this one a try, adapted from my new Step by Step Cookbook.

Confession: Every single time I post a recipe I’ve tried without the first picture being that of the ingredients, it’s because I inevitably forget to include an ingredient in the picture. Which is every darn time, it seems like. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp celery seeds*
  • 1/2 pound ground veal**
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • about 18 oz of whole canned tomatoes, chopped, juice reserved
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of cinnamon***
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, or more as needed
  • 8 oz spaghetti (I tried a vegetable-based spaghetti for the first time – great)
  • Parmesan or Romano cheese for garnish (optional)

*You can use finely chopped celery instead.

**You can also use ground beef, pork, or a combination therein.

***I accidentally put in too much cinnamon. To counteract that, I added some lemon juice and additional tomatoes, and that seemed to do the trick nicely. Also, you could use nutmeg instead of cinnamon.

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