Locavore Meatloaf
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When I think of comfort food, I think of meatloaf. This delicious recipe doesn't disappoint.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 pound ground beef (Hillcrest Farm, Lummi Island)
  • 1¼ teaspoons salt
  • ⅛ tsp dried habanero pepper (friend's garden, Lummi Island)
  • ½ cup chopped onion (Hopewell Farm, Everson)
  • ½ cup shredded carrots (Hopewell Farm, Everson)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (Red Barn Lavender Farm, Ferndale)
  • 8 ounces milk (Twin Brook Creamery, Lynden)
  • ½ cup bread crumbs (homemade with flour from Fairhaven Organic Flour Mill)
  • Small amount of butter (to grease baking dish) (Breckinridge Farm, Everson)
  • Topping:
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup chopped onions (Hopewell Farm, Everson)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (Joe's Garden, Bellingham)
  • 3 Tbsp honey (Guilmetteā€™s Busy Bees, Bellingham)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (BelleWood Acres, Lynden)
  • ½ tsp dried mint leaves (Tree Frog Farm, Lummi Island)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix all meatloaf ingredients well (except topping ingredients) and place in a buttered baking dish. Shape into a loaf. Using a large spoon, make a wide indentation down the middle of the top of the loaf. You'll be pouring the topping into it.
  3. Topping:
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and saute for about 3 minutes until lightly browned. Add garlic and saute for another minute. Turn off heat. While pan is still hot, add the rest of the topping ingredients and stir until well-blended. Pour into the indentation you made in the loaf.
  5. Bake for 1 hour.
Recipe by Whatcom Locavore at http://whatcomlocavore.com/meatloaf-comfort-food