These recipes are personal, from an everyday cook, not a professional. They are variations on the meals I learned to cook growing up in an Italian American home. From our house to yours, enjoy.
Free Sample Recipe!
For every pound of ground turkey or ground beef:
2 cloves of garlic, chopped (minced, if garlic isn't a favorite at your house)
1 handful fresh parsley, chopped coarsely
1 onion, diced
1 cup puffed rice cereal--natural brand
4-5 slices of bacon (optional)
In a large bowl mix together--yes with our hands all ingredients above, except bacon. Salt and pepper to taste.
Form a loaf with the mixture and place in a baking pan* (with at least an inch side). Lay bacon strips over--side to side--like you are wrapping the loaf. Bake in 350 oven for 35-40 minutes.
*another cooking option is to form the loaf, wind bacon strips around and place in a frying pan, cover and cook on low to medium low for 45 minutes to an hour approximately (check inside the meatloaf for doneness––it should not be pink).