Grilled Vegetable Meatloaf

Grilled Vegetable Meatloaf

Type of Recipe:  Entrée

Cut of Meat:  Ground Beef

Grilled Vegetables
2 small zucchini, thickly sliced
2 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
1 medium Vidalia onion, cut into chunks
4 T. olive oil
2 T. balsamic vinegar
2 T. Dijon mustard
2 T. finely sliced fresh basil

Start the grill.
Whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard together in a bowl. Add basil and vegetables and toss to coat. Let them set as the grill heats up.
When the grill is ready, put drained vegetables in a grill basket and cook over medium heat. Turn occasionally to prevent burning for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are evenly browned and still crunchy. Take off and cool. When cool enough to handle cut vegetables into smaller pieces. This can be done a day in advance.

1 c. catsup, (reserve 1/2c. for later)
2 eggs
1/4c. red wine
2 lbs. Highland ground beef
1 c. fresh breadcrumbs or panko
1 T. fresh marjoram, chopped
1/2c. fresh basil, sliced
2 t. salt
1 t. pepper

Whisk 1/2c. catsup, eggs and red wine together and set aside.
Mix the ground beef through the pepper together in a large bowl. Add the catsup mixture and mix thoroughly, but do not over manipulate.
Spread the meat mixture flat out on a piece of foil 12 × 18, leaving a 2 inch border around the foil. Spread the grilled cut vegetables on top of the meat. Gently roll up the meat using the foil and form it into a meatloaf with the vegetables inside, like a pinwheel. Spread the remaining catsup on top of the meatloaf. Seal the foil. Wrap in 2 more pieces of foil and place on the grill. The meatloaf cooks with indirect heat. This is accomplished by turning off any burners below the meat. The side burners should be the same setting medium or low and the lid should remain closed to prevent heat loss. The meatloaf should cook about 1 hour. Before removing from the grill insert instant thermometer into the center of the meatloaf. The internal temperature should register 155 F before taking it off the grill. Let it set for at least 15 minutes in foil before slicing. The internal temperature should be at least 160 F before serving.

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