What can you say about meatloaf? It certainly has been a food staple in the home for many, many years and was originally created as a way to stretch the food budget by using inexpensive meat and fillers. There are so many different variations of meatloaf and this one was inspired by Mia's Domain when she first posted her recipe for a Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf back in May 2011. Now I didn't copy her recipe in it's entirety, but I wouldn't have thought of adding vinegar to my meatloaf before I saw this either. It was delicious and gave it just a hint of that wonderful balsamic flavor.Balsamic Meatloaf
Inspired by Mia's Domain
1 1/2 lb. Lean Ground Beef
1/4 c. Red Onion, minced
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 tbsp. Fresh Thyme
1/4 c. Aged Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 c. Pecorino Romano Cheese
1 c. Panko Breadcrumbs
1. In a bowl, mix together the beef, onion, garlic, thyme, eggs, vinegar, cheese and breadcrumbs until well combined.
2. Shape into a rectangle, place in an oven-safe baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until proper internal temperature is reached. Makes 8 slices.
*Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories 254, Carbs 7.6g, Fat 11.9g, Protein 25.5g, Fiber .4g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into CalorieCount and may not be 100% accurate.
*You can substitute ground turkey and ground chicken in place of the beef.