American Meatloaf (My Own Version)

I've always loved the Filipino Meatloaf (Everlasting)! Last week, I tried making the American style and it turned out well! Finally, my dad loved a dish that is not Chinese or Filipino. ;) We even ate the burnt portion on the sides!

I did not copy the recipe on the net because it was too expensive so I made my own version and added some garlic gravy. :)

Here's the recipe. Hope you'll like it.

½ k ground pork
½ k ground beef
10 slices of white bread (approx 10 slices), edges removed, chopped and soaked in ½ cup evap milk
2 whole eggs
1 block of cheese, grated
1 pc. big white onion, finely chopped
1 pc. big red or green bell peppers, finely chopped

3 tbsps. of butter

Salt and pepper to taste

1 bulb garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsps. butter
1 beef cube
2 cups water
1 tbsp. cornstarch diluted in 1 tbsp. water
Optional: a splash of white wine

1. Saute the onions and bell peppers in butter. Cool and set aside.
2. Mix the ground beef, ground pork, white bread, and eggs.
3. Add in the cooled sauted onions and bell peppers.
4. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Arrange it in a baking pan lined with aluminum foil or baking sheet.

6. Stuff it with grated cheese.
7. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 350F for 40-50 minutes.
8. Top with more grated cheese just before taking it out from the oven.

For the Gravy:
1. Boil 2 cups of water with beef cube.
2. Add in the garlic and butter. Stir well.
3. Add in the cornstarch to slightly thicken it.
4. Adjust the taste and thickness accordingly.