I have been looking for a good meatloaf recipe and found this one from Alton Brown.
Alton Brown Meatloaf Recipe
The picture doesn't do this justice but I forgot to take picture before, so this is after. This was moist and flavorful. Made a meatloaf sandwich the next day and it was delicious.
Oven rack should be in center position. Preheat oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Combine croutons, black and cayenne pepper, chili powder, and thyme in food processor. Pulse until it becomes crumbs, Place in large mixing bowl. Add onions, carrots, garlic and red pepper to food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Don't overpulse should not be puree. Pour into bowl. Add the chuck and sirloin to bowl. Add salt and mix well. Don't squeeze the meat.
Press the meat mixture into a loaf pan. Turn it over and place on baking sheet. Cook 10 minutes and pull out from oven and remove loaf pan.
Cook Meatloaf another 55 minutes. Mix the ketchup, cumin, hot sauce and honey in bowl and stir well. Once the meatloaf has cooked that 55 minutes, pull out and brush topping on top. Cook additional 10 minutes.
Let meatloaf cool 10 minutes before serving.
Originally found on A Beautiful Plate.
Carrot Salad with Coriander Vinaigrette and Pistachios
This is a delicious side salad that is packed with flavor.
Using a skillet toast the pistachios until fragrant. Should be 5 minutes on low heat. Set aside.
Using same skillet toast the coriander seeds until fragrant 4-6 minutes. Coarsely chop and set aside.
In a small bowl or jar mix the garlic, lemon juice, red pepper, and olive oil. Mix well. Add coriander seeds and salt to taste.
Toss the grated carrots with the dressing and let sit for 30 minutes. Add the pistachios and cilantro and serve.