REC: Buffalo Meat Loaf -- TNT
i made this last night in lieu of just making buffalo burgers again, and it was a success. this is similar to my recipe for turkey burgers/meatloaf, with a few new tweaks (the diced fennel, fennel seed, and mustard were new), but it worked just as well with lean ground buffalo.
1 1/2 lbs ground buffalo
2 slices of nutty wholegrain bread, cut into 1 inch squares (i used pepperidge farms nutty oat)
1 large yellow bell pepper, diced to about 1/2 inch pieces
1 baseball sized onion, also 1/2 inch dice
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1/4 cup fennel, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, plus a pinch more if you really like rosemary
2 tbsps ketchup
salt and pepper
4 tbsps wholegrain dijon mustard (i used maille brand mustard)
1 tsp. fennel seeds
optional: 2 tbsps evoo, if using a low fat meat like ground turkey
combine all ingredients except the mustard and fennel seed in a large bowl, and mix by hand to incorporate everything, making sort of a giant flattened meatball.
spray a non-stick cooking spray on the bottom of a baking dish, and place the meat mix in the dish, forming it into a 2 inch thick loaf.
spread the mustard on top to cover the loaf, and sprinkle over the fennel seeds and a pinch of rosemary, pressing into the mustard.
bake at 400 for 40 minutes or so, until the meat is cooked thru and the mustard has begun to brown and crust.
serve with baked potatoes with chive sour cream.
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