Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mini Italian Meat Loaves

Mix 1 pound each of mild Italian sausage and hamburger (I used angus). Add an egg, some breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, oregano, fennel (ground roughly), pinch of red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese, a couple of tablespoons of tomato sauce, pepper. Form into a sort of flattened football shape. Coat with breadcrumbs. Spray a baking sheet with oil, place patties on pan, spray tops with oil. Bake. Halfway through, top with sauce; finish baking.
My tomato sauce:
Saute onion, garlic, carrots. Add fennel, chili pepper flakes, paprika. Let it cook a bit, then dump in a can of crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, oregano. I put it in a slow cooker for a couple of hours. Then, used an immersion blender to puree.

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