September 3, 2008

Bobby's Italian Meatloaf

It seems like everyone has a meatloaf recipe. Whether it's their grandmother's or even their own adaptation, meatloaf is just such a staple food and everyone has their own version they like to turn to. Well trust me when I tell you, that no matter how much you like your own meatloaf, you must make room for this Italian version in your repertoire.

This is the most moist and flavorful meatloaf I have ever tasted. It has tons of beautiful veggies, grated Parmesan and Japanese breadcrumbs inside along with a tasty balsamic crust. It's not much to look at, being meatloaf and all, but it was really tasty and made the most amazing leftovers (I swear a meatloaf sandwich the next day is enough of a reason to make this).

The only drawback I see to this amazing Italian take on an old staple is time, cause it takes a lot of it! There is a lot of chopping involved to get all the veggies prepped and then the meatloaf itself took over an hour to cook. If I hadn't still thought it was delicious the second day I might have attributed a major part of it's yumminess to the fact that I was famished by the time it was finally ready.

I will definitely be making this again, but not anytime soon. We are off to the wedding in exactly two weeks and time is the one ingredient I don't seem to have any more. Yes, Culinary Wannabe has regressed. I have a feeling the only form of cooking going on in our kitchen for the next few weeks will involve pouring cereal into bowl and fighting over who gets the last of the real milk and who is stuck with the soy (we're practicing that compromise thing people always tell me is needed to make a marriage work).

I'm going to try and experiment a bit more before the wedding and hopefully will share some good finds (or bad ones for that matter!), but in the meantime be sure to try this meatloaf - if you have the time. :)

Please visit the link below for the recipe:

11 comments:

Maria said...

Sneaking in veggies. I like it!

Jenny said...

Yum, this meatloaf looks terrific, love all the veggis inside. I look forward to visiting here often, nice blog!

Culinarywannabe said...

Hi Maria - Hidden veggies are my favorite veggies. :)

Thanks Jenny!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Mmmmm... reminds me of mom's with chopped veggies in it. I can't remember the last time I made meatloaf, so thanks for the delicious reminder!

Culinarywannabe said...

Susan- you are very welcome!

Emiline said...

This caught my attention; I love Bobby Flay!
Sounds so yummmmay. Especially the sandwich.

Culinarywannabe said...

Hi Emiline - Love Bobby too! Only I don't have a grill, so I'm usually limited in what I get to make of his. And the sandwich was def the best part!

Tanya said...

Looks great! I agree that sneaking in veggies is always a great thing!

idid said...

this looks super super yummy. will it be served on september 20th? hehehe

Bitten Sweets said...

hidden veggies are the best kind--the meatloaf looks great!

Culinarywannabe said...

Hi Tanya - I'm all for hiding the healthiness! :)

Idid - ha, hopefully not! That would mean that something went seriously wrong in the kitchen!

Bitten sweets - Thanks, it really was tasty!