Sometimes my menu plans gets written anew right in a middle of the market, when I see something I just can't resist. This happened to me, when I saw the rainbow carrots, and the colors just charmed me. I wanted to simply slow roast them in the oven, to bring out their natural flavors. At first thinking maybe a roast beef to go with them, but as it was a last minute change of a plan, I had to go with what was available, fresh, and within the right price. So I ended up making a St Agur meatloaf, and was very happy with the results! Sorry guys, there's no ketchup in my meatloaf, just natural ingredients, and lots of flavour, especially with the cheese melting into the meat. The meatloaf and carrots were together in the oven, for nearly 1,5 hours, until done, with a slight crunch still with the carrots, just the way I like them. The aroma that filled my kitchen while they were roasting in the oven, was heavenly, even the colors on the plate repeating the beauty of the nature, of autumn. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did ~ Cheers!
I washed them, peeled them, and cut into desired size, as much in same size as possible, for even cooking. I tossed them in a little bit of olive oil, adding kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. I roasted them on the side of the meatloaf, until just done. The time it will require, depends on the size of the carrots.
BLUE CHEESE MEATLOAF
800 g / 1,8 lb Lean ground beef 3 Small eggs 1 Onion, chopped and sautéed 2 Large cloves of garlic, chopped, sautéed 1 dl / 0,4 cups Bread crumbs 1 dl / 0,4 cups Milk salt, pepper, fine herbs (thyme, oregano, salvia), paprika
St Agur, or other blue cheese
Mix the bread crumbs and milk together, and let it sit for just a minute or two. Add all the spices and herbs Add the eggs Add the sauteed onions and garlic Add the ground beef and mix well until everything is thoroughly combined Make a little cake and fry it in a pan to check the taste. Adjust the spices as needed. Form the loaf, making a small furrow in the middle. Place the cheese in it, evenly. Seal the meatloaf together again, and sprinkled with breadcrumbs. Bake in the oven until the meat is done. 200 C / 390 F The cheese will melt into the meatloaf, giving it a lovely, layered taste.