SRS – No Reason Needed – Mrs. T’s Meatloaf


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This month you guys get a bonus! After some last minute switching around, No Reason Needed was mine! With little time and not many groceries, I found something that was just perfect! Be sure to go by Hungry Little Girl to see the rest of this month’s recipes.

This blog is run by a quirky mom who tests all the recipes on her family and tells it like it is, the good, the bad and the never do again! Given more time she has several recipes I’d like to try like Shamrock Shakes!

Now on to the recipe, Mrs. T’s Meatloaf!

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Well, my allergies have struck again. I absentmindedly left out a really important ingredient, the egg. Fortunately by putting the meatloaf in a big muffin pan a portion control technique), it didn’t completely fall apart.

I think next time I’ll add a few more spices but this is a great basic meatloaf recipe that doesn’t use breadcrumbs.

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Original recipe from No Reason Necessary with my comments in parenthesis

1 1/2 pounds ground beef, not too lean (Used 1 lb. ground turkey)
1 cup tomato sauce or milk (Used 3/4 cup of milk)
3/4 cup quick oats
1 onion, chopped (Used 1/2 onion and was a bit much)
1 egg (Whoops left this out)
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce*, optional
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper (Used white pepper)

(Added 1/2  of a red bell pepper and green bell pepper)srs meatloaf veggies

Instructions: Combine all ingredients thoroughly; mix well. Shape into a loaf approximately 8×4 inches; place loaf in a large shallow baking pan and bake in preheated 350º oven for about 1 hour. (I put then in an over sized muffin pan and it cooked for 40 minutes until it had an internal temperature of 160 degrees.)srs meatloaf pre bake

She likes to use gravy on the meatloaf but I grew up with a tomato based glaze. For the topping:1 can of tomato sauce, 1 tsp. of mustard, dash of hot sauce, 1/2 tsp of honey, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, dash of cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir all ingredients together and apply with 10 minutes left.srs meatloaf sauce

Served with a simple wilted chard with garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice.srs meatloaf 3



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