Wheat free * Dairy free * Gluten free
Meatloaf has always been one of my favorite foods in the world – I think that goes back to my days in public school when Thursday was meatloaf day in the cafeteria and really that was the only decent dish they served all week. I would have it with green beans and mashed potatoes and to this day that is one of my go-to comfort combinations – did I mention that I use canned green beans for this memory meal because that’s what they served in the cafeteria – and nowadays I make Colcannon (mashed potatoes with cabbage) to complete the meal. When I am cooking for myself, I make this into 2 smaller loaves and freeze one raw for a future meal. Each little meatloaf makes 2 not-too-large servings so you don’t have to eat meatloaf too many days in a row or can have a single meal with a friend or loved one. Of course if you are a big eater each loaf serves one.
Easy, Yummy Meatloaf
I never eat meatloaf out because there is always the danger of having breadcrumbs or milk in the meat mixture. So when I get the “meatloaf-yen” I made this easy, super delicious meatloaf. You can make this ground turkey or buffalo though the meatloaf may be a little drier than with beef.
1 1/4 pounds ground beef (85 to 90% lean)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/3 cup ketchup (Heinz is gluten-free!)
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (Lea and Perrins is gluten-free)
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients.
Place in an 8 x 8-inch baking pan lined with aluminum foil and form into a log 6-inches by 4-inches.
Bake 45 minutes or until cooked through. If making small loaves, bake 35 to 40 minutes until meatloaf pulls away from the side of the pan.
Place on serving platter and slice.
Makes: 1 meatloaf or 2 small meatloaves Serves: 3 to 4
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