Whatcha Got Cooking?
In this section, Cool Springs’ staff members make recommendations for kitchen concoctions you can try at home. Some recipes contain wine or spirits. Some are just paired with wine or spirits. In all cases, we promise palate-pleasing dishes that will (hopefully) inspire you to share it with others. Let us know what you think...
Zucchini Ranch Meatloaf
Try this one when you are ready for some serious comfort food. Compliment it with a bottle of Plungerhead Zinfandel from Lodi ($13.99 at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits).
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground turkey
3/4 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup diced onions
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup steak sauce
1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
2. Mix the ground beef, ground turkey, zucchini, onions, green bell pepper, egg, Worcestershire sauce, Cheddar cheese, bread crumbs, and ranch dressing mix until well combined. Form the mixture into a loaf in the middle of the prepared baking dish.
3. Stir together the ketchup and steak sauce in a small bowl. Pour the sauce over the top of the meatloaf. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).