Sunday, December 18, 2011

Canada: Wagon Wheel Dinner from Alberta

This Canadian dish is similar to a baked meatloaf. In general, we are not very keen on meat loafs but I thought this recipe might turn out to be different. I thought with all the onion in it, it might be lighter, more like my German meat patties. Well, it was not. However, if you like meatloaf, this can be an interesting version. The ketchup mix and corn on top add and interesting taste to the dish. (This recipe will also be linked up to this month's Cook Around the Globe event.)


500 g ground beef (or lamb or pork)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2/3 cup (low-fat) milk
1 large onion, minced
1 1/4 tsp mustard powder
1 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 tbsp ketchup
1   15 ounce can whole kernel corn
2 tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 375F. Mix together meat, oats, garlic, salt, pepper, milk, and onion. Place in a greased 8" square cake pan. Stir together mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup. Spread over meat mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. In the meantime, drain corn, collecting liquid in a small sauce pan. Boil liquid until reduced by half, about 10-15 minutes on medium-high. Add corn and butter. Spread over  meat and bake another 20-25 minutes.

(adapted from "The Canadiana Cookbook" by Mme. Jehane Benoit)

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