Magnificent Meatloaf

Darci Juris

By
@keepitinthekitchen

I have two male roommates that live with me. They always ask for me to cook them up a casserole or something that will last them the week. This time round they requested meatloaf. I was up for the challenge. Of course, I wanted to make it as tasty and slightly un-traditional. I put this recipe together based off what I had in my kitchen that sounded good. It was so good that even those who claim to not like meatloaf want more of this one.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
ground beef and/or ground sirloin
2
carrots
1
zucchini
1/2
apple, cored
1/4 c
onion, chopped
1/4 c
celery, chopped
1/2 c
bread crumbs
1
egg
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
garlic, crushed or minced
1 tsp
parsley flakes
1 tsp
basil, dried
1 tsp
garam masala spice
1 1/2 c
tomato sauce, divided
1/2 c
cheddar/jack cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place meat in a large bowl, set aside.
2
Using a blender or food processor, finely chop the zucchini, carrot and apple. Add to meat.
3
Also add to the meat the celery, onion, bread crumbs, egg, worcestershire sauce, garlic, parsley, basil, garam masala, and a 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce. Blend well....don't be afraid to get you hands in there and mix it up thoroughly.
4
Transfer meat to a 9x12 casserole dish and form a large rectangle, leaving approximately 1-2 inches around all sides.
5
Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, and top with remaining sauce and cheese. Bake for 10 minutes more.
Remove from oven and let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Tip: If too juicy, I like to remove the extra juices using a spoon or suction.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American