Meat Loaf (Greek Style) Sweet Red Wine, Mushrooms And Baked Scalloped Potatoes.



 There is nothing like meatloaf, steaming hot gravy and baked potatoes on a cold day. Oh yes, autumn is here to stay for the next 2 months, the weather is quite cool outside, more so inside our home and since we are in a financial crisis, we are trying to delay central heating for as long as we can. We are using our fireplace and burning wood instead. Very cosy but we need a Christmas tree as well to go with it but by then we will have so much central heating we will be running around the house with T-shirts and shorts!

I checked and it looks like have already written about the meatloaf in my very early posts but this time I am adding pictures! Mushrooms and sweet red wine.
You will therefore need:
Serves 6
-  1 kg lean ground beef passed only once.
-  2 whole raw eggs.
-  6 hard boiled eggs.
-  1 big onion liquified.
-  ½ cup olive oil.
-  Salt and freshly ground black pepper.
-  1 Tbsp. oregano
For the baked potatoes.
-  1 kg potatoes, washed, peeled, and cut into ¼ inch slices.
-  1 Chili pepper cut in slices.
-  1 beef stew cub dissolved in 1 cup of water, boiled with a handful of porcini mushrooms to soften.
-  ¼ cup sweet red wine.
Method:
-  Preheat your oven to 220 degrees C.
- Combine all the above by hand except the hard boiled eggs and the potatoes (wear a surgical glove if you wish) till you get a uniform mixture. You can taste the raw meat mixture for salt, pepper, general taste and adjust.

-  Line a big oven proof dish with parchment paper, put the ground beef in middle, flatten, position the six eggs front to back as shown in the photo.

-  Cover the eggs with the meat mixture making sure the top is well covered not to crack while in the oven exposing the eggs.
-  In a big bowl put the sliced potatoes adding some olive oil, salt and pepper mixing with both your hands to coat all the potatoes with oil, salt and pepper.
-  Surround the meatloaf with the potatoes
-  Pour the cup of the dissolved beef stew cube and the mushrooms over the meat.
-  Throw in the sliced chili pepper.
-  Bake for 1¼ hours at 220 degrees C till the potatoes are crispy. Put a piece of aluminum foil over the meat so it does not burn.
Bon Appétit
Stelio



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