This is the second meal from my Clean(er) Eating challenge and I have to say it was a winner! I’d never made meatloaf before, so I wasn’t sure how it would come out. Even as I was putting together the ingredients, I was skeptical. But I was so happy with how it ended up. I think the leftovers are even better.
Spicy Glazed Meatloaf
From the Clean Eating Magazine, January/February 2012
Makes: 8 slices
Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 1/2 yellow onion, roughly chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped into 2-inch pieces
- 2 stalks celery, chopped into 2-inch pieces
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped (I used bottled minced garlic)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp chile powder
- 2 tsp fresh thyme
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1 egg
- 2 1/2lbs ground beef
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
ONE: Preheat oven to 375*F. Coat an 8-inch loaf pan with cooking spray
TWO: In the bowl of a food processor, pulse onions, carrots, celery and garlic until finely chopped, about 10 pulses
THREE: In a medium bowl, combine oats, chile powder, thyme, salt and pepper; set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg. Add ground beef to egg and mix thoroughly with your hands. Add oat mixture and onion mixture and mix with your hands until well combined. Spoon into loaf pan, smoothing top with the back of spoon. Place pan on a large baking sheet and bake for 1 hour.
FOUR: Prepare glaze: In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Remove meatloaf from oven and pour half of glaze over top, distributing evenly; reserve remaining half. Return to oven and bake for 30 minutes, until and instant-read thermometer registers 160*F when inserted in center. Let cool for 10 minutes. Slice into 8 equal pieces and serve with remaining glaze for dipping.
I paired my dish with a side of broccoli and green beans.
Even though it was a bit crumbly when I tried to cut it, it pretty much kept its loaf shape. I was so happy with how well this came out. And the amounts of veggies were a great addition!
What have you made lately that’s made you go “Mmmmm”?