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The only thing that could improve this unpretentious comfort food is, perhaps, a heap of perfectly crisp, golden, double-cooked french fries. That, and the sandwich's tangy topping of charred tomatoes that's vaguely, compellingly familiar. The meat loaf itself gets its extra depth of flavor from a blend of ground beef, pork, and buffalo.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2009

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Servings:
10
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Ingredients

For the Meat Loaf
For the Tomato Relish
For the Assembly

Directions

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  • Make the meat loaf: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix milk and bread in a large bowl, and let stand for 5 minutes. Mix in the remaining ingredients through salt using your hands; season with pepper. Form meat mixture into a 5-by-12-inch loaf on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned and meat loaf registers 140 degrees on an instant-read thermometer, about 1 hour. Let cool slightly, then cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

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  • Make the tomato relish: Preheat broiler. Arrange tomatoes on a baking sheet, and brush with oil. Broil tomatoes until softened and charred, 5 to 10 minutes. Let cool, then chop.

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add water and sugar, bring to a simmer, and cook until reduced by half. Add charred tomatoes, vinegar, and honey, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes. Stir in cayenne and salt. Strain, and discard liquid. Let cool. (Relish will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 3 days.)

  • To assemble: Puree garlic and oil in a blender. Brush 1 side of each slice of bread with garlic oil. Top half the bread with meat loaf, tomato relish, and mache. Top with remaining bread, garlic-oil side down. Serve with fries.

Cook's Notes

Buffalo meat lends a rich flavor to this meat loaf, but you can use an equal amount of veal, pork, or beef instead.

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Reviews

6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0