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Italian Meat Loaf With Lentils and Mashed Potatoes

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Serves 6 Servings
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Ingredients

For the sauce
  • 4 pound beef
  • 1/2 pound lentils
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup onions
  • 1 cup fennel
  • 1 cup prosciutto rind
  • 1 quart beef stock
  • 1/4 cup rosemary
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup salt and pepper
  • 4 cup eggs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup shallots
  • 2 quart veal stock
  • 5 sprig thyme
Mashed Potatoes
  • 4 pound beef
  • 1/2 pound lentils
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup onions
  • 1 cup fennel
  • 1 cup prosciutto rind
  • 1 quart beef stock
  • 1/4 cup rosemary
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup salt and pepper
  • 4 cup eggs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup shallots
  • 2 quart veal stock
  • 5 sprig thyme
  • 2 pound potatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 7 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 7 tablespoon kosher

Preparation

Baking Directions:

In a large sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat.

Add carrots, onions, fennel, garlic and prosciutto.

Cook for about 15 minutes until vegetables soften.

Add lentils, beef stock, rosemary and pepper flakes, cover and cook for 25 minutes until lentils begin to soften.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

When ready, drain any leftover liquid and cool down.

In a large mixing bowl, combine beef, eggs, lentils, parsley, parmesan and vegetables, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Mix well and shape into a 10-ounce oval loaf.

Place on sheet pan and bake in 350 degree oven for about 30 to 35 minutes.

For the sauce Heat oil in sauce pot, and sauté shallots, garlic and thyme until golden brown.

Add veal stock and reduce to almost half or until consistency is thick and smooth.

Mashed PotatoesPlace potatoes in a saucepan full of cold water and bring to a boil.

Cook for approximately 20 minutes.

Drain and set aside.

In another saucepan, melt butter, add cream, and heat until it comes to a boil.

Add butter and cream to potatoes and mash.

Season with salt and serve immediately.

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