First thing to do is to heat the pan and add some olive oil. Into the pan, tear up some sage and rosemary. Then, add 2 chopped onions and 2 chopped carrots. Add salt and black pepper. Slowly fry on a medium low heat for 20-25 minutes. Let it caramelize.
Next is a surprising star ingredient, which is fennel. Use 4 medium-sized fennel bulbs cut into wedges. Lay the bulbs in the bottom of the roasting pan. Then, add a few chopped fennel tops for extra flavor. Season them with salt and black pepper, then, drizzle some olive oil. Give it all a good toss. Roast your fennel for 30 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees C.
Next, take a mix of 1 kilo of minced pork shoulder and 1 kilo of minced beef brisket. Into the mince, add cooled down fried onions and carrots and 200 g of bread crumbs. Then, add 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons of grain mustard. To take the meatloaf to the next level, tear in a ball of mozzarella. Mix that a really good mix. Once mixed, form it into a loaf shape and lay it in your dish of half roasted fennel. Then, crisscross the rashes of smoked bacon. To keep it juicy, wet some greaseproof paper and cover your meatloaf.
Place your meatloaf into the oven at 180 degrees C and roast it initially for 30 minutes.
In 30 minutes, remove your meatloaf out of the oven and prepare a delicious sauce. Take 500 ml of chicken stock and 1 tablespoon of sundried tomato paste. Then, add 2 tablespoons of black current jam. Give it a good stir.
Pour the sauce over your meatloaf. Place some fresh sage and rosemary on top.
Place the meatloaf back into the oven for 45 minutes at 180 degrees C.