Blue Ribbon Meatloaf

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There’s a chill in the air this week and it has us craving comfort food. This recipe is a team favorite!

Blue Ribbon Meatloaf

Recipe adapted from:

2 t. canola oil

2 c. chopped onion

12 oz. bottle of dark or amber beer

1 t. dried thyme

1 t. mustard powder

3/4 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

1 1/4 lbs. lean ground beef

1 1/4 lbs. lean ground turkey

1 c. breadcrumbs

1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until translucent and starting to brown, or about 5 minutes. Add beer and increase heat to high. Bring to a boil and then cook until the liquid has turned syrupy and the total mixture has reduced to about 3/4 cup, or for 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a heat safe bowl and add thyme, mustard, salt and pepper. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Add beef, turkey, breadcrumbs, parsley, and eggs to the onion mixture. Mix thoroughly with clean hands and transfer to the prepared pan.

Bake meatloaf until thermometer registers 160 degrees F when inserted into the center, or about an hour and 20 minutes.