French Country Meatloaf
|Lean ground beef||2 Pound|
|Ground veal||1 Pound|
|Ground pork||1 Pound|
|Onion||1 Large, coarsely chopped|
|Chopped fresh parsley||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Green onions||8 , finely chopped|
|Chopped fresh basil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Dijon mustard||2 Teaspoon|
|Freshly ground black pepper||1 Teaspoon|
|Hot pepper sauce||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Eggs||3 , well beaten|
|Fresh breadcrumbs||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Light cream||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (160°C).
2. In a large bowl, combine beef, veal, pork, onion, parsley, green onions, basil, mustard, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce.
3. Combine eggs, breadcrumbs and cream; stir into mixture.
4. Lay six bacon slices side by side in a 9x 13-inch (23x33-cm) baking pan. Place meat mixture on top of bacon. With hands shape into a loaf. Lay remaining bacon slices on top of loaf. Bake in oven, basting frequently with pan juices, 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until meat is no longer pink.
5. Cool for 30 minutes.
6. Slice and serve.