LOVAGE CLASSIC MEATLOAF
Finely chopped lovage, veggies & fresh herbs make a delicious, moist meatloaf. No lovage? Use celery instead.
LOVAGE CLASSIC MEATLOAF
Finely chopped lovage, veggies & fresh herbs make a delicious, moist meatloaf. No lovage? Use celery instead.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • ½ cup chopped lovage ribs or celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound ground pork or garlic sausage
  • pounds ground meat (beef venison, turkey)
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chopped pistachios use bread crumbs for nut free version
  • cup ½chopped fresh herbs: thyme lovage leaves, chives, marjoram
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 5-inch by 9-inch loaf pan. Add the ground meat to a large bowl.
  2. Separate the leaves from the lovage ribs. Finely chop the lovage ribs, carrot, garlic cloves and onion with a knife or in the bowl of your food processor. Add to the bowl.
  3. Chop the fresh herbs and add to the bowl.
  4. Add the egg, chopped pistachios, sea salt and peppers to the bowl. Mix well.
  5. Press the mixture into the greased loaf pan. Garnish the top with some lovage leaves. Bake until set and the internal temperature of the meatloaf has reached 165 degrees, about 1 hour. Remove the pan from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Invert onto a serving platter and garnish the platter with fresh lovage leaves. Slice and serve.
Recipe Notes

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional analysis per serving (varies with meat): 288 calories, 18 grams protein, 6 grams carbohydrates, 21 grams fat, 230 mg. sodium, 2 grams fiber.

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