Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Mothers Love Meatloaf ™

There's nothing better than comfort food on a fall day. What is more comforting than a mothers love and meatloaf.

I've used ground round for the loaves. You can also use ground turkey or even make this vegetarian if desired. This recipe makes 2 loaves, which you can freeze one for later. Enjoy!

2 lbs lean ground beef (ground round)
1/3 c each: chopped onions, bell pepper, chopped celery, bread crumbs 
2 eggs (cage free) or egg substitute 
1 clove crushed diced garlic
1/4 tsp each: salt, black pepper, dried parsley
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
Non stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350' F. Spray 2 loaves pans with non-stick cooking spray. 

In a large mixing bowl combine meat, onion, peppers, celery, bread crumbseggs,  salt, pepper, parsley, garlic,  red pepper flakes. Mix ingredients together with clean hands. Divide meat in half and shape into loaves  Place loaves in the 2 loaf pans and place pans into oven. 

Cook meat loaves for 1 hour or until done. Remove meatloaves from oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving.

Serves 4- 8.

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