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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Maxed Out Meatloaf

Here is that super meatloaf recipe I was talking about in my previous post!

1/4 cup Green Puree or Orange Puree*
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
4 Tablespoons ketchup, divided
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 medium onion (about 1/2 cup), finely minced or pureed in a food processor
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup rolled oats, ground in a food processor
1/3 cup wheat germ, unsweetened (I did not use, and it came out fine)
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
Cooking spray for baking sheet or bread pan

1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a baking sheet or bread pan with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine the Green or Orange Puree and tomato paste, mixing well (with the back of a fork) until the green color turns brownish. Mix in 2 tablespoons of ketchup, egg, onion, Worcestershire, oats, wheat germ, and salt. Add the ground meat to this mixture and mix with your hands until well combined, then shape it into a single rectangular loaf, or 4 mini loaves, on the prepared baking sheet. Glaze the top and sides of the loaf or loaves with the remaining ketchup, adding a little more if needed to cover the top and sides of the loaf.
3. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees.

*Orange Puree and Green Puree

orange puree (carrot and sweet potato mixture)

Mix with ketchup and tomato paste

Add egg and onion, mix

Add oatmeal

Mix in the ground beef

Add in to greased loaf pan

For my first try, I used the Orange Puree, and it was lovely. :)

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