I know, I know. It’s not the nicest looking plate in the world. Thanks to the lack of any true binding agents, my all-local meatloaf fell to pieces and greatly resembled nothing so much as a mound of Purina. Happily, it was one of those looks terrible, tastes great scenarios. Scott is half way through his month of hard-core Paleo dieting and so I’m cooking creatively in order to make things he can eat while not going crazy with boredom.
In addition to two pounds of grass-fed, local beef from Rineer Family Farm, this meatloaf contains a pureed mixture of carrots, onion, parsnip, garlic and parsley. Again, really good flavors but not much in the cohesion department. On the side, a stalk of brussels sprouts, roasted in a bit of rescued bacon fat. Local eating at its best.