The chopped prunes and sautéed vegetables add a slightly sweet taste, which is well balanced by the addition of vinegar. The final result is a flavourful, moist, and firm meatloaf with a yummy crust. Leftovers make very tasty sandwiches.
|2 cloves||garlic, finely chopped|
|1 stalk||celery, finely chopped||70 g|
|1||carrots, finely chopped||100 g|
|1 tbsp||canola oil||15 mL|
|2 tbsp||Worcestershire sauce||30 mL|
|1 tbsp||apple cider vinegar||15 mL|
|1 tsp||salt||5 g|
|1 tsp||ground pepper||3 g|
|1/4 tsp||allspice powder||1 g|
|15||pitted prunes, finely chopped||1/2 cup|
|1/4 cup||Italian parsley, fresh, finely chopped||22 g|
|70 g||mortadella sausage, finely chopped|
|2||eggs size large|
|500 g||ground beef, extra-lean|
|260 g||ground pork, lean|
|3/4 cup||bread crumbs||100 g|
|1/4 cup||milk, partly skimmed, 2%||65 mL|
Before you start
A food processor would make things easier to chop the vegetables, prunes, and the mortadella.
- Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F. Lightly oil a baking dish or sheet.
- Prepare the vegetables: Finely chop the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, then add the vegetables and sauté 5 min, with occasional stirring. Add a little salt, cover, then lower the heat. Cook 5 min.
- Take the pan off the heat, then add the Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper, and allspice. Finely chop the prunes, parsley, and mortadella (or ham). Add this mixture to the vegetables.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs lightly, using a fork, then add the beef, pork, bread crumbs, and milk. Mix well, then incorporate the vegetable mixture. Using your hands, blend the mixture together until it is just combined well (do not over-mix). In the prepared dish, form the mixture into a loaf, about 14-15 cm wide.
- Cook in the middle of the oven 1 h to 1 h 15 min until a thermometer inserted into the centre of the meatloaf registers 68°C/155°F. Let the meatloaf stand 5-10 min before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 Serving (220g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
|Vegetables and Fruits :||1||serving|
|Grain Products :||½||serving|
|Milk and Alternatives :||0||serving|
|Meat and Alternatives :||1 ½||servings|
ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Source of :
- Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
- Good source of :
- Folacin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D
- Excellent source of :
- Iron, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Zinc
- Free :
- Added Sugar
|Milk and Alternatives||0|
|Meat and Alternatives||3 ½|
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djrietveld2011-10-07T04:16:18+00:00 october 07, 2011 | I would make this recipe again
Fabulous new take on meatloaf! I didn't have prunes, so I used dried figs. I had 1 lb of pork and 1/2 lb of beef so I used it all, and I used finely cut lunch ham meat. The result was two loaves made, with delectable taste. We had 4 children at the table (ages 5, 6 and 2 eight year olds) and they didn't leave an ounce behind. Who knew there were so many vegetables lurking inside? ; ) Dinner for 6 plus leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. I'll be making this one again.
mikepilot2332011-09-15T21:52:39+00:00 september 15, 2011 | I would make this recipe again
Super tasty, what can I say otherwise. The only oddball here is the "sandwich meat". I don't think it needs thee uhhh Mortadella sausage at all. We put it in, but next time I'll probably leave it out.
berdek2011-09-11T22:52:38+00:00 september 11, 2011 | I would make this recipe again
very tasty and moist...made it for 6 portions, and between the 4 of us, it was all gone! well worth the effort.
mgreen2010-09-23T12:16:30+00:00 september 23, 2010 | I would make this recipe again
Delicious, my husband was a bit afraid of the prunes but once he tried it he loved it. We just wished there was some kind of sauce to go with it.
linnyloo2010-09-14T00:14:42+00:00 september 14, 2010 | I would make this recipe again
My kids loved this dish and usually they turn their noses up at meatloaf. Very moist and tasty.
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Katharsisapril 05, 2009 | I would make this recipe again
I was so nervous about putting prunes in a meatloaf! What a great flavour. Nice change from the regular ketchupy coating.
Kashaoctober 01, 2008 | I would make this recipe again
It was excellent. The prunes are definitely adding a lot of taste..makes it sweeter. We really liked it. Very very moist. I would do it again and the leftover are perfect for a night where you are in a rush and don't have time to cook a good and healthy meal. Thank you for another great recipe.
TaraFraseroctober 24, 2008 | I would make this recipe again
I didn't have any Mortadella or ham, so I just left those ingredients out. I made this in a loaf pan and it came out with a lightly crispy crust - yums! My boyfriend came in the house wondering what the great smell was!