French Onion Soup Stuffed Meatloaf

Ingredients

For the onions:

1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 onions, halved and thinly sliced
ยฝ Tablespoon fresh thyme or ยฝ teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
ยฝ teaspoon pepper
ยผ cup beef broth
ยผ cup red wine

For the meatloaf:

2 lbs lean ground beef
ยฝ cup bread crumbs (gluten free if needed)
2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
Fresh chopped parsley for garnish, optional

For the sauce:

2ยฝ cups beef broth
ยฝ cup red wine
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

For the onions:

Heat oil in a skillet over medium, add onions, salt & pepper, cook 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently or until caramelized.
Add thyme, sautรฉ for minute or two, then add the wine and beef broth.
Reduce until very little liquid remains.
Set aside.

For the meatloaf:

Preheat oven to 350ยฐF.
In a bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs or oats, parsley, pepper, salt, and eggs. Gently combine with your hands until blended, but try not to overwork the meat.
On a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper, press the meat mixture into a 10ร—12-inch rectangle.
Set aside ยฝ cup shredded mozzarella cheese and ยฝ cup og the caramelized onions. Sprinkle the remaining 1ยฝ cups cheese and the caramelized onions evenly over ground beef. Roll up like a jelly roll, starting from the short end, lifting the wax paper or plastic wrap as you roll. Seal the end completely, and place seam-side down into a 9ร—13-inch baking pan.
Sauce โ€“ whisk together, bring to boil, simmer till thickened.
Place pan in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. While the meatloaf is baking, prepare the sauce (see below).
Remove pan from oven, pour the sauce over the meatloaf, and sprinkle with the reserved onions nd cheese.
Return meatloaf to oven 15-20 minutes, or until no pink remains. Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is browned and bubbly.
Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired. Remove from oven and allow to stand 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

For the sauce:

Whisk ingredients together in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Reduce to a simmer until reduced and thickened.Source : allrecipes.com

Enjoy !!!

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