Thursday, March 27, 2008


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!


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.



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...


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!

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