Veggie loaded tender meatloaf stuffed with yummy rich tomato ratatouille and ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese. Meatloaf has officially been upgraded.
I did not grow up eating meatloaf, I think my Mom maybe made it once or twice. She was too busy whipping up the latest health food trend or a traditional Hungarian dish (health food + Hungarian food is an oxymoron by the way). When carob, paprika, and tofu take center stage the humble meatloaf gets pushed to the side. None the wiser, we didn’t complain.
My first year as a personal chef was a deep dive education in all things meatloaf related, ground beef, turkey or chicken morphed into anything; meatloaf, meatballs, ground beef casseroles (ugh, a shiver just went up my spine!) My main client was a self-proclaimed, lazy chewer and requested only food that was easy on the teeth. Oh, he had plenty of teeth, he just didn’t like using them. So I became a meatloaf master. This mozzarella stuffed ratatouille meatloaf was my greatest achievement (my chicken meatballs were a close second).