Today for #ChristmasCollabWithFafa, i’ll be sharing my famous Christmas Meatloaf recipe. This recipe has everything from fresh apples to walnuts. This meatloaf is the ultimate Christmas cheer to enjoy on Christmas day with friends and family.
The Ultimate Christmas Cheer!
What I love about this recipe is how homey and simple it is. The aroma fill the house and you feel right at home and safe. The ingredients are simple and cohesive so the meatloaf doesn’t feel heavy or overloaded. It’s the best of the best, enjoy and Happy Holidays!
1 pack of puff pastry (I made my own for this recipe)
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 tbsp salt (or more if needed)
1 1/2 tbsp black pepper
1 onion (chopped)
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
1/2 cup walnuts (crushed)
1/2 an apple (chopped)
1 1/4 cup bread crumbs
In a medium bowl, mix 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef, 2 tbsp salt, 1 1/2 tbsp of black pepper and 1 egg.
In a food processor, chop 1 onion and 1 garlic clove. Add to beef mix. In the same food processor, chop 1/2 apple and cilantro and add to beef mix. Mix all ingredients together.
In a ziploc bag, crush 1/2 cup of walnuts and add to beef mix. Lastly, add in 1 1/4 cups of bread crumbs and mix all ingredients together.
Take out your puff pastry cut enough dough for two loafs. Roll it down thinly into a long rectangle shape on a plastic wrap. Start by forming the beef into a loaf shape and place it close to the edge of the pastry. Start rolling while holding plastic wrap and pastry dough (make sure not to wrap the plastic inside with the meatloaf). Once fully rolled, hold ends of the meatloaf and twist.
Once you’ve rolled it. Place it in the fridge for 1 hour for dough to set.
Preheat over at 400 degrees F.
Take out meatloaf from the plastic wrap and cut ends. Place it on a piece of parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg and coat the the top of the meatloaf. To make the meatloaf even more special, using leftover dough, create Christmas themed cutouts and place on top of the loaf and coat with egg.
Bake the meatloaf for 1 hour until golden.