Alton Brown Meatloaf Recipe

I have been looking for a good meatloaf recipe and found this one from Alton Brown.

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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.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Topping
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Topping
Instructions
  1. 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.

Empanadas

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Empanadas
A flaky crust with a meat filling.
Servings
empanadas
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empanadas
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and cook until browned crumbling the beef as you go. Add the garlic, onion, jalapeno, and green pepper. Drain off any excess oil, then season the beef with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the tomato sauce, oregano, paprika, and chili powder and cook until mixture is slightly thickened and heated through2-3 minutes. Add additional salt if necessary, then remove from heat.
  3. Roll the crusts out on a lightly floured surface so that they are slightly larger and thinner than the original crusts. Use a bowl that is about 4 inches in diameter to cut circles out of the crusts, making 10 total, gathering up any scraps and re-rolling to make the 10. Put about 2 heaping Tbsp of the beef mixture on one half of each circle. Fold the other half over the beef then use a fork or crimp to seal the edges. If you're having trouble getting them to stick, put a little water along the edge with your finger.
  4. Place all the empanadas on the sheet pan. Whisk together the egg with a tablespoon of water and brush the tops of the empanadas. Place in the oven for 18-22 minutes or until golden and crisp on the edges. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted fromĀ Neighborfood

Butter Chicken

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Butter Chicken
The Oscar winning dish of the night. Inspired from the Indian movie Slumdog Millionaire.
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Instructions
  1. Marinate chicken in 1 tsp. chili powder and turmeric, salt and pepper to taste. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Brown chicken in 2 Tbsp butter, remove and set aside.
  3. Melt another 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat, add onion, garam masala, ginger, 1 tsp. chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook until fragrant.
  4. Add tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Add the water and cream, bring back to a simmer. Return the chicken and simmer covered for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the last 2 Tbsp. of butter and salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice. Enjoy!
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