Mark and beef go way back. His great-great-grandfather was a cattle farmer in 1840's Austria, and Lobel's, his family's New York City shop, has been open for 60 years.
Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 20 mins
Grill: 1 hr
- 1 1/2cups Italian-style breadcrumbs
- 1/2cup half-and-half
- 2 tablespoons grated onion
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/2teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper
- 1 1/2pounds ground beef sirloin
- 1 1/2pounds ground beef chuck
- Cooking spray
- Preheat a grill to medium. In a large bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs, half-and-half, onion, garlic, oregano, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the beef sirloin and chuck and mix until just combined.
- Stack two 2-foot-long sheets of heavy-duty foil. Coat the top sheet with cooking spray. Place the meat mixture on top and shape into a 5-by-8-inch rectangular loaf. Fold up the sides of the top foil sheet to make a sturdy package. Turn the package a half-turn and fold in the sides of the bottom foil sheet to seal the meatloaf.
- Place the package on the grill, cover and grill for 35 minutes; turn the package over and grill until the meatloaf is firm to the touch, about 25 minutes more. Let rest for 5 minutes, then unwrap and let stand for another 5 minutes before slicing.
- Ground beef should never come to room temperature -- whether at home or in the store. Pick it up just before hitting the checkout line; the package should feel cold.