Thursday, August 24, 2017

Because you asked~Muscle Packing Meatloaf

I know, a month of no recipes from moi and now you get three in a row!  Y'all know we love to cook and experiment.  This is one I pulled out of the archives.  However, I don't think I have ever shared it on the blog before.

This is a "sneak the veggies in when the hubs and kids are looking" recipe ;-)

Muscle Packing Meatloaf (Devin Alexander)


Olive oil spray
2/3 C old fashioned oats (we used gluten free instant and it worked just fine)
1/2 C fat free milk (we use flax milk)
1 egg white, lightly beaten (you can use an egg replacer such as Ener G, personally you'll be fine omitting entirely it's that moist)
1 1/2 TBS Worcestershire (be sure it's gluten free)
1/2 C minced carrots
1/3 C minced green onion
1/4 C finely chopped flat leaf parsley (out of the garden)
1-2 TBS seeded, minced green jalapeño pepper, to taste (we used two small out of the garden)
1 medium garlic clove, minced (y'all I swear by the jar)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb 90/10 lean ground beef (grass fed is best)
1/3 C ketchup


Preheat oven to 350*. Spray a standard non-stick loaf pan with spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the milk and oats. Let them sit for 3 minutes or until the oats are softened. Add the egg whites followed by the Worcestershire, carrots, green onion, parsley, jalapeño, garlic and salt.  Mix them well.
Add the beef and mix them until well combined.  Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and spread it so that the top is flat.  Spread the ketchup evenly over the top.  Bake the meatloaf for 30 minutes or until no longer pink inside (we normally cook 40 minutes in our oven).  Remove it from the oven and let it sit 10 minutes.  Slice and serve.

We served mashed potatoes alongside (vegan butter).  Hubby's favorite!



Rustown Mom said...

Oh, my goodness I love a good meatloaf! I used to make it more often, and now that Fall is in sight, I probably will! My mother never glazed it with ketchup or anything when I was growing up, but I love that. And adding veggies to it definitely makes it tastier!! Thanks for a great recipe!

Billie Jo said...

I love your recipes, my friend!
Thank you for sharing!

Stacey said...

We love meatloaf! I'm definitely going to try this. The ingredients sound wonderful.

Junkchiccottage said...

Meat loaf is one of my favorites so I am going to try this. I love a cold meat loaf sandwich the next day too.
Yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Decor To Adore said...

As I may have mentioned I have a family member who has gluten intolerance and I LOVE the idea of using oats versus bread crumbs. Thank you for this great recipe.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hello Lauren, love the name of this meatloaf. A good meatloaf recipe is always calling my name. I love the leftovers.

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