Monday, July 13, 2009

Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a standard American staple in comfort food. It is also a great opportunity to include a few veggies into your child's diet without creating a big fuss. Plus, with the addition of the sweet and tangy sauce, you can't miss! Want to make this even more fun? Use a mini muffin tin and make kid-sized "meat muffins*!" You can serve them at lunch time with some carrots and dip! Use super lean(pasture raised, organic if you can)ground beef and help fulfill your family's daily requirements for protein, B12, B6, zinc, selenium AND iron! This went so fast tonight, I forgot to take a picture.

Meatloaf:
1 lb. super lean ground beef
2 eggs
3/4 Cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 tsp salt(I use sea salt)
1/2 tsp freshly black pepper
1 small onion, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 Cup red bell pepper, chopped( you could also use green peppers or carrots)

Sauce:
1/3 Cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. mustard powder
1/2 Cup low sugar/sodium ketchup
black pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a loaf pan with olive oil or canola oil cooking spray.
Sauce: combine all ingredients and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine all of the meatloaf ingredients with your hands. Place in the loaf pan and shape evenly. Bake for 45 min. and then pour sauce over top and bake for 15 more minutes.

*you can also put into a muffin tin and bake for about 20 minutes.

Serves about 8.

2 comments:

Mama Karebare said...

yummy

The Martin's said...

The only problem with this recipe was the fact that it was gone in one sitting. My 16 month old ate a full third of the meatloaf!