I really am getting lazy. I had some ground beef in the fridge that needed to be cooked. What to do? Too lazy to even grate an onion. Turned the oven to 350 degrees F..
Mix together whatever quantity you have on hand of ground meat. Toss in some eggs, a few dollops of salsa, a sufficient amount of breadcrumbs, a good sprinkle of onion and garlic powder and a heaping teaspoonful of parsley paste from the jar….something old, something new. Meatloaf for a bride.
Form into 3, 4, however many, little meatloaves. Put some parchment paper on a sheet pan and place the meatloaves on it, well separated. Put about a tablespoon of the salsa on top of each loaf and sprinkle with some whole cumin seeds.
Bake until done. I really don’t know how long - maybe 30 minutes. I got busy on the computer and I started to smell something so I checked and the loaves looked very done and browned. A lot of oil oozed out of them. I took them out to cool for a bit then turned off the oven.
About 5 to 10 minutes later they were ready to eat. Except I was going out to eat so I wrapped them up in aluminum foil but not before tasting one of the loaves. Tasted great. The salsa got milder and the spiciness was just right.
This is not a gourmet recipe but good to do quickly. You could substitute the garlic and onion powders with real garlic and onion. Just think Cajun. They cook everything with these powders, even Emeril. What do you think his ‘Essence’ is? It’s garlic powder and all sorts of other dried ingredients mixed together. You think Rick Bayless would approve of this use of his salsa?
Ground Beef (or Turkey or Chicken)
Frontera HOT Chipotle Salsa with Tomatillo and Garlic
Parsley paste, see previous recipe
Here is what it looked like. Like a hamburger. You can shape it anyway you like.