Recently on our Facebook page one of our amazing Fire Cider fans told us she's been making Fire Cider infused meatballs. Yum! I decided to give the idea a try.
We were having friends over for dinner, so I made a meatloaf version using Mark Bittman's basic meatloaf recipe as a guide. I'm sure most of you have a recipe you always use, but just in case, here's what I did. The recipe will serve 6-8 people. And if you have time, this recipe is great for meatballs too!
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 pound ground lamb (or pork)
- 1/2 pound bacon, half of it minced and half reserved in strips
- 1/2 cup cream or milk
- 3 tablespoons ground flax
- 1 extra-large farm egg
- 2 tablespoons Fire Cider
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
- 1/2 small white onion, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder or hot pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat the egg into the milk and flax. Add all of the other ingredients and mix well in a large bowl.
Shape into a loaf in a glass baking dish; make sure there is some room on all four sides.
Lay the remaining strips of bacon on top. Bake at 350 for about 1 hour to 1.5 hours, until it's firm and reads 160 degrees in the center!
Take it out, let it rest for about 15 minutes, transfer to a plate and serve.