Meatloaf is very much a comfort food. When my kids were growing up and it was the oldest son’s turn to cook, his go to was meatloaf because I told him you could basically put anything in it. He loved changing it up each time.
One time I wasn’t home when he was preparing his masterpiece and I came home to a VERY strong smell of vinegar… Yep, you guessed it – the only time he messed up meatloaf was the time he added vinegar to it.
Susan is here today to share her vinegar free meatloaf recipe, let’s get to it:
Meatloaf Recipe Loaded With Veggies
Since I am feeling homey, I decided to make a down home meatloaf today. My goal was to make it as light as possible along with gluten-free and low in carbs.
I hope you enjoy my recipe and I must say that we thought it was quite yum
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MEATLOAF LOADED WITH VEGGIES
1.5 lbs lowfat ground beef (93/7, if possible)
1 shredded carrot
1/2 cup chopped onions
3 garlic pods, minced
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 red bell pepper
2 tablespoons milled flax seed
1/3 cup crumbled Corn Chex (optional)—eliminate for low carb
salt and pepper
1/4 cup hot BBQ sauce (optional)—find gluten-free version
Mix all the ingredients with your hands and form into a loaf.
Place on a slotted roaster so that the grease will drop through and not be absorbed back into the meatloaf. I like to line the pan with foil and make slits in it for easier clean up.
I also make my loaf flat and poke holes in the top. When I spread the BBQ sauce on top, it fills the holes and adds to the flavor.
Cook at 350 for 45 minutes.
Serve with some Franks Hot Wing Sauce….Yum!
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Hi, my name is Susan and for the most part, I love cooking, watching the Food Network, reading cookbooks and, of course, eating. I am also an artist and spend time each week in my studio (bedroom) oil painting. I am a mother of four and a grandmother to 5 and that, along with my husband and 2 dogs, take up my most of my time. I am a side-tracked Home Executive and I had the privilege of being a stay –at-home mom so, you might say that my passion is the home and making a haven for those I love.
Recipes like this make me want to step out of the box and make something different.
@Tamona: Susan just makes you wanna cook! lol
She really really does!