We’ve been accumulating large amounts of ground beef in our freezer thanks to our meat CSA. In an effort to make a dent in our stash, I made a veggie-stuffed meatloaf. This was my first meatloaf making attempt (though not my first Meatloaf experience – I’ve been know to rock this at karaoke bars), and it wasn’t too shabby. I combined a few different recipes to come up with the following:
For the meat layers:
2 lbs ground beef
2 small potatoes, grated
1 carrot, grated
1/2 an onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbsp rolled oats
1 tsp each salt and pepper
2 tsp soy sauce
dash of Sriracha
For the veggie layer:
spinach and shitake mushrooms (or greens/mushrooms/etc. of your choosing)
For the top layer:
(1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
(2) Combine all of the ingredients for the meat layers in a large bowl. When well-combined, put half of the mixture in a pan (I used an 8” square pyrex).
(3) Top with a few handfuls of spinach and chopped mushrooms (I’d say I used half a bag of spinach and a whole container of mushrooms).
(4) Put the remaining meat mixture on top of the veggies. Brush desired amount of ketchup on top of the meat. Bake for 45 minutes.
(5) Enjoy this:
I think that next time I will use a larger pan so that I can add more veggies. The spinach shrunk considerably (as it is wont to do), so there wasn’t quite as much roughage as I was hoping for. All in all, though, not bad for a first meatloaf!
Hope everyone’s having a fabulous labor day! Enjoy the day off if you’ve got it.