Cooking With the Stars!

Patti Allan* with Raymonde's Pineapple Upside-down Cake

Patti Allan* with Raymonde's Pineapple Upside-down Cake

Patti Allan (playing Raymonde, the matriarch of the Life Savers family) shares with us the secret to Raymonde’s sought-after home cooking!

Patti Allan’s “Mama Raymonde’s Jelly Roll Meatloaf”

2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 c. fine dry bread crumbs
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1/3 c. chopped carrot
1/3 c. chopped celery
2 tbsp. butter
1 c. herb seasoned stuffing croutons, crushed
1 (2 oz.) can mushroom stems & pieces, drained

Combine first 5 ingredients and 1 teaspoon salt. Add beef; mix well. On waxed paper pat into a 12″x8″ rectangle. In pan combine carrot, celery and butter. Cook until tender. Stir in croutons, mushrooms and 1/4 cup water. Spoon down center of meat, fold sides of meat over to center, seal seam and ends. Place meat roll, seam side down in baking dish. Cover the entire meatloaf with tomato herbed tomato sauce (whatever herbs you like – oregano, thyme, chives, parsely, etc.) or you could use a barbeque sauce. Bake at 350 for 75 minutes.

Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing jellyroll style.  If you want to go crazy, serve it with extra gravy of some kind or just more of the herbed tomato or bbq sauce.
p.s. – of course you can add any extra herbs that you like to the actual meatloaf itself, including 1/2 tsp. dry mustard, 1/4tsp. sage, 1 tblsp. worschestire sauce.  You can also use fresh mushrooms instead of canned and could add other chopped veg to the filling as well – anything that will provide you with a nice splash of colour!

*appearing courtesy of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

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