Thursday, March 27, 2008

Meatloaf

Last week or so my entire family was experiencing some level of illness. Couple that with cold weather (snow!), moving, and all of life's other stresses and I decided to whip up some comfort food. Nothing says "home" to me like some meatloaf! Here is my meatloaf recipe, the secret ingredient - carrots!


Meatloaf

1 lb lean ground beef (the leaner the better)
1 cup milk
1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1/4 tsp dried sage
pinch of salt & pepper
1 tbsp mustard
1 1/2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 egg
1/2 cup of dried whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup red pepper, finely chopped
2 tbsp grated carrot
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp bbq sauce

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the ketchup and barbecue sauce. Form into a loaf and place on an ungreased baking sheet or inside a loaf pan. Then combine ketchup and barbecue sauce and spread evenly over top of the loaf.

Pop it into the oven (uncovered) for 1 hour or so, or until a meat thermometer reads at least 160 degrees.

Enjoy!

8 comments:

Nick said...

Carrots, I like it. Only 2T though? It sounds wonderful, you should put in 4 times as much, I bet it's real nice. By the way, plain old oats (regular or instant) work perfectly in place of bread crumbs, especially in meatloaf.

- The Peanut Butter Boy

jenny mae. said...

yes a sub of 3/4 cup oats would be totally do-able. personally i like the consistency of the crumbs better but to each their own. and feel free to amp up the carrots!! i bet they would add more sweetness and moisture

Hippy- Dippy Ness said...

Sounds super yummy!!...except for the fact that im a vergetarian and allergic to carrots :(

jenny mae. said...

D'OH!

Cassandra said...

Having grown up on meatloaf (none quite as yummy as this one sounds) I was surprised, after moving to tokyo we eat something called "hamburg steak" which is essentially miniature meatloaves with a similar sauce...usually served with rice (everything in Japan is served with rice) and a green veggie of some sort....we even put a fried egg on top(?) (as much as I scoff, its actually quite good) or we melt some cheese....anyway, the whole point of my comment was that I am definitely going to try putting carrots in the hamburg steak next time...thanks for the idea!

And by the way, I've turned into a bit of a stalker it seems, but I cant stop reading your blogs! My apologies!

jenny mae. said...

i really should edit the recipe to say that i finely shredded the carrots. hence the 2 tbsp! it was soo good that way. i am squeamish about eggs, that doesnt appeal to me but i can see how it might be good for those who enjoy eggs.

MamaFeelgood said...

I made this tonight and my whole family loved it. Even the pickiest husband alive. Yummy! Yummy!

jenny mae. said...

score!