Is there anything good about your team not playing in the Super Bowl? Hmmm… For starters, it’s safe to spend the game with others without embarrassing outbursts and too much enthusiasm. If one team looses, at least it’s not yours. One can focus on the food and not so much the game. Turns out there are a few upsides after all!
As for the food, I’ve been thinking about what sounds good to me this weekend and found this recipe in my column archives. I’m thinking some oven-fried potatoes and a big salad plus maybe a brothy soup to go with it.
Go Welker! (even though you don’t play for the Patriots any more and your uniform is the wrong color).
Red Onion Meatloaf Sandwiches on Baguettes w/Havarti and Sautéed Onions and Peppers
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 red onion, peeled and sliced
1 red pepper; seeded, cored and sliced
1 green pepper; seeded, cored and sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound Havarti, sliced
Red Onion Meatloaf (recipe below)
Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Heat the oil and add the onions, peppers, salt and pepper. Sauté until tender and remove from heat.
Slice baguettes in half length-wise and place on a baking sheet. Place slices of meatloaf on baguettes and top with onion and pepper mixture and the slices of cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Slice into 3-inch pieces and serve.
Red Onion Meatloaf
4 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cups chopped red onion
4 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 cup breadcrumbs
2 cup vegetable juice
2 large eggs
6 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons parsley
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until tender, about 6 minutes. Mix all of the ingredients together; pat it into two 9×4 loaf pans and place in the oven. Bake for 1 hour or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 160 degrees. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
Happy game day to you all