italian inspired bison meatloaf




Serves: 6+
Preheat oven to 375
What you need:
1 lb ground bison
1 lb ground pork
2 beaten eggs
1 tbl minced garlic
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley and cilantro
1 tbl stone ground mustard
½ tsp red chili flakes
½ cup ketchup + more for drizzle when baking
2 tbl Worcestershire
½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp hot sauce (your choice)
1 ½ cups Italian bread crumbs
1 tsp ground cumin
4 tbl extra virgin olive oil (divided)

What you do:

Crumble the ground meat together in a large mixing bowl.  Set aside.  In another small bowl, combine the beaten eggs, garlic, salt, basil, oregano, parsley/cilantro, mustard and chili flakes and blend. Blend this mixture into the meat then add the bread crumbs and blend well.

Form into a meatloaf.  Drizzle half of the olive oil in a skillet or baking dish and place the meatloaf in the pan. I created an oval shape about 3-4” deep in the center-most part.

Combine the ketchup, Worcestershire, salt, hot sauce, cumin and remaining olive oil in a small bowl and blend.  Pour this on top of the meatloaf and spread to cover the top.  Drizzle (zigzag) with some more ketchup.

Bake in a preheated 375 oven for about 60-65 minutes.  Remove and let it rest about 15 minutes before cutting and serving.