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.
Recipe originally found on The Flavor Blender
Cheesy Thumpprint Cookies With Bourbon Tomato Jam
This has quickly become a favorite go to recipe for getting together with friends and families. This is a very easy dish today and flavorful. I have found when making this that the bourbon jam makes more than needed. I serve the rest on a block of cream cheese with crackers and it gets gobbled up right away.
Bourbon Tomato Jam
Place all ingredients for the jam, except bourbon, into a small sauce pan. Bring to boil and let sugar dissolve.
Bring to simmer and let the jam get thick. Once thickened add bourbon. Mix well and let cool.
Original recipe found on Half Baked Harvest.
Cuban Fish Tacos with Citrus Mango Slaw and Chipolte Lime Crema
This light and flavorful taco recipe is a must try.
Combine Olive oil, lime juice, oj, garlic, green onions, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well and pour over fish. I marinated for an hour.
While marinating, combine the slaw ingredients and mix well. I used my hands to mix so I could make sure everything was coated nicely.
Using a food processor mix the crema ingredients and blend well.
Cook the fish on stove top with a little olive oil in pan. Takes 15-20 minutes.
To assemble. Warm your tortillas, place fish on tortillas. Top with slaw and crema