It could not be found (that i know of) in a restaurant, so i cooked "Hay Stacks"
I have had a similar taste in my mouth for some time, with a little bit of a twist:
back then i wanted to mix ground lamb and beef and make things more Greek,
Tonight, i am going more Italian.
a meatloaf type dish without the pan
Using various kinds of ground meat, savory vegetables, spices and cheese, a Hay Stack fits your mood; this is for an Italian Hay Stack1 lbs Ground beef
1 lbs ground veal
1 lbs ground pork
1 white onion, diced
1 tablespoon of garlic, diced
1 tablespoon basil, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
Options: 1 - 8 oz can of tomato sauce
Mix all the ingredients together well, shape them into large, 3" meatballs and place them on a greased baking pan, pressing down to make a flat bottom, but leaving the top rounded.Cook at 350 F for 1 hour.
The outside will be crispy brown and the inside moist!