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TURKEY MEATLOAF WITH CRANBERRY GLAZE         Don Pintabona, Tribeca Grill

MIXED BEANS ALMANDINE, AND POTATO GRATIN

 

TURKEY MEATLOAF WITH CRANBERRY GLAZE: 

1/4 cup brown sugar
cup mashed cranberry sauce
2 pounds ground turkey
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup bread crumbs
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup diced red onions
cup chicken broth (just enough to moisten)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the glaze, spread the brown sugar over the bottom of a greased loaf pan and spread the cranberry sauce over the sugar.  In a large bowl mix all the remaining ingredients until well incorporated.  Form the meat mixture into the loaf pan, laying out over the cranberry glaze.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour, (be sure to assemble and cook the potato gratin along with the meatloaf, as they have the same cooking times). Turn out the loaf and set aside. 

MIXED BEANS ALMANDINE:

pound green beans
pound yellow wax beans
1/4 cup walnut oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup toasted slivered almonds

Blanch beans in boiling, salted water for 1 minute and then shock in an ice water bath. When ready for dinner, toss the beans with walnut oil, salt and pepper and slivered almonds and place on a baking sheet and place in the oven with the meatloaf for the last 10 minutes before the meatloaf comes out. 

POTATO GRATIN:

2 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon roast garlic puree
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 pinch nutmeg
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Season potatoes with salt and pepper and layer in buttered 2 inch deep baking pan. Bring the rest of the ingredients to a boil and pour over the potatoes while hot, until potatoes are almost covered Bake at 400 degrees until tender, about one hour. 

To assemble the dish, slice the meatloaf into 1 1/2 inch thick slices, and plate with a nice square of the potato gratin, and the beans along side. Serve everything warm.