Monday, January 12, 2015

A Meatloaf to Love... Husband Approved!

I haven't made this recipe in a long time and in fact I think it has been since we lived in Germany where we spent the longest snowy winters ever.  This is by far a great comfort food and definitely my husbands favorite meal that I make.  You can serve this over a bed of Arugula or any simple green salad and it will really hit the spot.
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb thinly sliced gluten free sausage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground cracked pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 cup of gluten free breadcrumbs (or to cups of white mushrooms, finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red chile pepper flakes or powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Dash of Worcestershire Sauce (used Annie's Naturals Organic)
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Heat olive oil in medium skillet and saute the bread crumbs or mushrooms until softened, 2 or 3 minutes will do. (The mushrooms take the place of the breadcrumbs making the loaf gluten free and keeping it from getting too dense).
  3. In a bowl, mix together the two meats, all herbs, egg, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and breadcrumbs or mushrooms.
  4. Mix well and pat the meat into a loaf pan.
  5. Mix together the ketchup, honey, hot sauce and Worcestershire.
  6. Place the meatloaf into the preheated oven, and after 10 to 15 minutes or so, take out briefly to spread the glaze over the the top.
  7. Continue cooking until you reach 150 degrees on an instant read thermometer in the deepest interior of the loaf. (about 40 additional minutes).
I hope you enjoy this as much as my husband and I did. It's a keeper!!
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  1. You will find that it is really easy to make a gluten free meal into a great Paleo meal. I made this tonight as requested by my husband with the following changes:
    1. Didn't have sausage so used all ground beef.
    2. Used mushrooms and 1/2 cup almond meal instead of breadcrumbs.
    3. Used tomato paste instead of ketchup.
    4. Took out the honey.
    The flavor was still amazing and continues to be husband approved. Just goes to show that you really don't need extra things like honey/sugar.