Megan's Farro Spezzato Meatloaf Recipe


Farro Spezzato Meatloaf

This meatloaf recipe calls for adding farro spezzato to a blend of beef and chorizo sausage. The flavor is brightened by the addition of Agro di Mosto vinegar. The farro provides a heartiness and texture that extends the meatloaf. The carrots help keep the meatloaf moist and add nutrients. The Agor di Mosto adds an interesting depth and a little sweetness.

2 eggs
1 cup uncooked Farro Spezzato
2 tablespoon Agro Di Mosto or Red Wine Vinegar
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic - minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon herbs de provance
1 pound ground beef
1 pound chorizo - minced and cooked
2 carrots - peeled and shreadded
1/4 cup tomato paste

Directions for Meatloaf Recipe with Beef and Sausage:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs; add farro, vinegar, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, and herb de provence and stir well.

3. In another bowl, mix the beef, carrots, and chorizo - which had been fried and drained. Add meat mixture to the farro mixture and gently knead until thoroughly blended.

4. Put the mixture into a loaf pan and coat with tomatoe paste. Bake until the meat shrinks from the sides of the pan, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf reads 155 degrees. Remove loaf from oven, pour off excess fat and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

serves 6 to 8