On the afternoon that I had planned to make them, I just didn't have it in me to make the meatballs and pan fry them. Elly cautioned that I shouldn't even think about baking these babies. So, as a "most of the time rule follower", I thought "No problem!" and the idea of meatloaf came to my rescue.
It's hard for me to make meatloaf look good in photos; but I have to tell you that this one was fantastic. It was not, in the least bit, dry.
the onion....the garlic....the oregano
It went perfectly with the Greek Potato Salad (which I got from Elly, as well) and the fresh green beans from my mother-in-law's garden. It is definitely going to be a regular in our house going forward.
1 slice of bread
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 an onion, finely diced or grated
2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
3 tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
1 heaping tsp. dried oregano
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. salt
freshly ground pepper
Into a large bowl, add the ground beef, egg, onion, garlic, fresh oregano, dried oregano, parsley, salt & pepper. Squeeze the bread and discard the milk keeping just the soggy bread and add that to the meat mixture. Mix everything together being careful not to overmix. (I always use my clean hands.) Shape meat mixture and place into loaf pan. Bake for approximately one hour until a meat thermometer placed in the center of the meatloaf registers 160° F.
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