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Cajun Meat Loaf

No recipe image available.Moist and spicy, this meatloaf will wake-up and delight your taste buds. Serve with mashed potatoes and a green salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup chopped peeled onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 teaspoons garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup tomato ketchup
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup dry bread crumbs

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine bay leaves, salt, cayenne pepper, pepper, white pepper, cumin, and nutmeg; set aside.
  2. In a skillet, melt butter and sauté onions, celery, green bell pepper, green onions, garlic, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in spice mixture and cook for about 6 minutes.
  3. Stir in evaporated milk and ketchup. Continue cooking for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Place ground beef and ground pork in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, the vegetable mixture and dry bread crumbs. Remove bay leaves and mix well. Transfer meat mixture to an ungreased loaf pan. Bake, uncovered for 1 hour.

Makes 8 servings.