Monday, January 31, 2011

Meatloaf Patties

We had this for dinner a few nights ago and thought I would share it with everyone. This is one my husband's favorites. I think I got the recipe from a Rachel Ray book my Grandparents had or maybe from her show, I can't remember. I have tweaked it adding some ingredients and leaving some out. I didn't write down the name but I call it Meatloaf Patties. It's just like meatloaf but instead of putting it in a loaf pan you make little oval patties.

Meatloaf Patties

About a pound of hamburger
1 beaten egg
2/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 small onion
4 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup  grated Parmesan Cheese
Medium can of sliced olives
salt and pepper

I use a 13x9 baking sheet or pan, doesn't really matter as long as its big enough. I drizzle some olive oil on the bottom of pan to help from sticking. The best way to mix it well is to use your hands. Yes I know its messy but its the only way to get everything all mixed up evenly. Mix all ingredients together and form 4 individual oval meat loaves and coat loaves with Extra-virgin olive oil and arrange on baking sheet. Roast at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes or so give or take.

The original recipe says to roast for 18-20 minutes but it seems like mine are always in the oven for at least 45 minutes. I think there is something wrong with our oven because it always takes longer than what the cooking instructions call for. I love cheese so most of the time I will sprinkle the loaves with mozzarella cheese and let cook for another couple of minutes just to melt the cheese.

I always make mashed potatoes to go with patties and then some type of veggie. On this night we had asparagus. I coat the asparagus with extra-virgin olive oil and garlic then roast on a baking sheet at 400 degrees for about 5-10 minuets, depends how crunchy or mushy you like them.

The completed meal.....YUMMY!!!!!

Ok on a side note....we finally made our first sale on Etsy!!! Whoooohooooo, so excited and hopefully there is more to come real soon.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so yummy! My hubby is a meatloaf fan, so I am going to have to turn my recipe into patties...genius idea!!

    Congrats on your first Etsy sale!! You have a really cute shop =)


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