Hircine’s meat loaf
Hircine is the Daedric Prince of the Hunt, and this meatloaf often served in his honour is a token of the hunting prowess of his followers. Regardless of whether or not you worship the Daedra, this hearty dish is the perfect use of your hunting catch. Moist, melt-in-your-mouth, and flavourful, it’s no wonder that this dish is offered in tribute to Hircine himself.
You will need:
650g ground beef, venison, or other red meat
100g ground chicken or turkey
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup milk
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
2 tsp garlic salt
½ tsp pepper
2 tbsp dijon or wholegrain mustard
2 tbsp smoky barbecue sauce
1 tsp hot sauce
2 tbsp dried Italian herb mix OR 1 each fresh sprigs of basil, rosemary, thyme, and oregano, chopped
Preheat your oven to 175C/350F and grease a medium-sized baking tin or Pyrex dish with olive oil.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the meats, egg, onions and garlic, garlic salt, pepper, and 1 tbsp of the herbs. Mix well, then add the breadcrumbs and milk. Continue to stir until a smooth and even paste has formed.
Transfer the meatloaf to the baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, barbecue sauce, hot sauce, and remaining herbs. Baste the top of your meatloaf with the mixture.
Bake for 1 hour and leave to cool for 15 minutes before serving.