Meatloaf… Not the artist… the Food.April 6, 2011
One of my absolute favorite things to make is meatloaf. I think it’s because I just really think I’ve finally mastered my recipe. I took a bit of my mom’s recipe and bit a good friend’s (Holly) recipe to make what I now call – MY RECIPE. (Thanks Holly!)
Sorry for the not so fantastic picture – but I realized after I started eating that I should snap a pic!
Here is my recipe:
Meat Loaf Ingredients
¼ tsp canola oil
¼ tsp chopped garlic
¼ cup each finely diced carrots and onion
Salt and pepper
1 pound of 90 percent lean ground beef (or you could use ground turkey)
¼ cup shredded Parmesan
¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 lg egg
A few tablespoons of tomato paste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat.
Add garlic and all veggies and sauté for 4 mins.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
In a lg. bowl, break up beef well with your hands.
Stir in cooked veggies, Parmesan, broth and egg.
Season with salt and pepper.
Coat a 3 x 8” loaf pan with cooking spray. Place meat in mixture and push down.
Bake 35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees. I also drain mine once in the middle of the cooking process.
And then – as you can see by my picture, I love potatoes with meatloaf. I tend to make a home fry type of potatoes … I’ll save that recipe for another time.
Enjoy. Happy Meatloafing.