Healthy Meatloaf Fixate Approved
Have your fave meatloaf dish and stick to your healthy eating style with this recipe. I have a VERY picky hubby when it comes to healthier dishes. This was one he really enjoyed!
Ps. wives you don’t even have to tell them its healthy. My hubby is on week 1 of The Ultimate Portion Fix and this fit right in to his meal plan for the week along with tacos!
Here is what you need:
- 1⁄3 cup low-sodium organic beef broth
- ¼ tsp. unflavored gelatin (preferably from grass-fed cows)
- ½ cup coarsely chopped onion (approx. 1⁄3 medium onion)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1⁄3 cup coarsely chopped carrot (approx. ¾ medium carrot)
- 1⁄3 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper (approx. ½ medium red bell pepper)
- 1⁄3 cup coarsely chopped celery (approx. 1 medium stalk celery)
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. all-natural tomato paste
- ½ tsp. fresh thyme (or dry thyme)
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- ¾ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 lb. 96% lean raw ground beef
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- ¼ cup gluten-free panko bread crumbs (I was out so I ground up GF oats and used oat flour)
Here is how to make it:
- Preheat oven to 325º F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly coat with spray. Set aside.
- Sprinkle broth with gelatin to let bloom before use. Set aside
- Place onion, garlic, carrot, bell pepper, and celery in food processor (or blender); pulse until finely chopped. Set aside.
- Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
- Add onion mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until just beginning to brown.
- Add tomato paste, thyme, and chili powder; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
- Add Worcestershire sauce, broth mixture, salt, and pepper; mix well. Allow to cool a few minutes before using.
- Combine ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, and onion mixture; mix with clean hands until combined.
- Place ground beef mixture on prepared baking sheet; form into a loaf.
- Bake for 38 to 42 minutes, or until brown all over and a thermometer inserted into center of loaf reads 155º F
- Rest for 10 minutes; slice into six equal portions.
Eat and enjoy with some steamed veggies, sweet potato or salad.
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