When you think about it, a meatloaf is just an oversized meatball. So in this recipe, where we’re taking Swedish meatballs and giving them the loaf treatment, things are only gonna be bigger and better than before. These warmly spiced beef meatloaves are smothered in a rich gravy and served with mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, and currant jam to the side—in other words, enough deliciousness to fill out a smorgasbord.
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/ serving 4 people
/ serving 4 people
Yukon Gold Potatoes
White Bread(ContainsWheat, Soy)
Meatloaf Spice Blend
Beef Stock Concentrate
Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Peel and cut carrots into 1-inch pieces. Dice potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Halve and peel onion, then mince until you have ½ cup (use the rest as you like). Finely chop parsley.
Toss carrots on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of oil and a large pinch of salt and pepper. Roast on top rack for 15 minutes (we’ll add more to sheet then). Meanwhile, place potatoes in a medium pot with a large pinch of salt and enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and return to empty pot off heat.
In a large bowl, combine bread and 6 TBSP milk (we sent more). Break up bread with your hands until pasty. Thoroughly mix in beef, half the minced onion, half the parsley, ¼ tsp nutmeg, meatloaf mix, salt, and pepper (we sent more nutmeg; our chefs used 1½ tsp kosher salt). Shape mixture into four 1-inch-tall loaves.
Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add meatloaves and cook until browned on surface but not yet cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Once carrots have roasted about 15 minutes, remove sheet from oven and give carrots a toss. Add meatloaves to same sheet and place in oven. Bake until meatloaves are cooked through and carrots are tender, about 15 minutes more.
Melt 2 TBSP butter in same pan over medium heat. Add remaining minced onion. Cook, tossing, until soft, about 2 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, until pasty, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in 1 cup water, followed by stock concentrates and ½ cup milk (save rest for potatoes). Bring to a simmer, then whisk until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg (to taste). TIP: Add more water if too thick.
Place pot with potatoes over low heat. Add 2 TBSP butter and ½ cup milk. Mash until smooth. (TIP: Add more milk if stiff.) Season with salt and pepper. Divide potatoes and meatloaves between plates. Drizzle with gravy. Add carrots and jam to the side. Garnish with remaining parsley.