Monday, June 22, 2015

The Best Meatloaf, Seriously

Meatloaf has a bad rap in my opinion. It's known for being dry and flavorless. Well not my meatloaf, no ma'am. It's so moist and delicious! As an added bonus, it's easy and packed full of veggies. I love to serve this yummy meal with "faux mashed potatoes" and a salad and call it a day.

Gather all your ingredients and preheat your over to 350 degrees. You can use a full pepper or a 2 half of different color peppers. I chose to use a full green pepper.

Throw all the ingredients together for the meatloaf. Make sure you leave the ketchup, mustard, and honey aside for the sauce. Mix them up really good.

Side note: I apologize for my awful pictures I was running late and my kitchen has no natural light!

In a separate bowl mix together your ketchup, honey, and mustard for your sauce.

Put the meat in a loaf pan and pat flat.

Pour the sauce on top and make sure to cover the meatloaf evenly. This sauce is important because it adds a nice flavor and keeps it really moist!

Place the meatloaf in the oven for an hour. While it's cooking I decided to make my side dish: Mashed Cauliflower. They taste and have the texture of mashed potatoes but a lot healthier! Also, it's ridiculously easy.

I started by steaming my cauliflower. Forgot to take pictures of that. You also need salt, pepper, butter, and if you're feeling adventurous garlic :) You can use a food processor like me or a blender.

Add in about 4 tablespoons of butter and a generous amount of salt and pepper.

Then puree or blend to the correct consistency.

All done! Now I get my delicious meatloaf out of the oven!

This meatloaf serves 6-8 people.

1 lb of lean ground beef
1 cup of milk 
1 cup of Italian Breadcrumbs
1 Egg
1 Tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped*
1/2 red pepper, chopped*
Salt & Pepper

1/4 cup of honey
1/3 cup of Ketchup
1 Tbsp. of Stone Ground Dijon Mustard

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Mix all of the meatloaf ingredients together. Put in a nonstick or greased loaf pan. Pat flat. In a separate bowl, mix the sauce ingredients thoroughly. Pour sauce over top of meatloaf.

Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through. 

*You can substitute 1 full pepper of your choosing in place of the 2 separate peppers.

So simple. So delicious. So moist. Is it too much to say that my meatloaf will break stereotypes? :) Let me know what you think! Do you like meatloaf?

I linked up with Andrea for her monthly recipe club...check it out!

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  1. My gang loves meatloaf. Can't wait to try this

    1. If you do let me know! I'd love to hear what you think! Have a great day, Kimm!

  2. I totally agree that meatloaf has a bad reputation. When I hear the word meat loaf I think of lunch ladies at school for some reason haha. But your recipe looks awesome!

    I'll have to try cauliflowers mashed up, looks so good! I have a food processor that I fought my boyfriend to keep when we moved and have not yet touched it once ;)

    1. Haha thats funny! You should definitely try the cauliflower "mashed potatoes" and let me know how it goes! Have a great day, friend!!

  3. This looks delicious! I love trying new recipes. I will add this one to the list! - Seri

    1. Let me know how it goes! Have a great Monday, Seri!

  4. Holy Hannah!! This looks so delish! I absolutely love meatloaf and am always on the hunt for ways to make it taste a little bit different. I am most definitely going to try this! TFS!

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words! I would love to hear about when you make it! Thanks for reading, friend!

    2. I'm making it tonight!!! I cannot wait to report back to you! :)

    3. YAY!!! Can't wait to hear what you think!!!

  5. Sounds SOOO good. The combo looks perfect!!!!

  6. This looks identical to the recipe I use! I combine brown sugar and mustard for our topping...can't wait to try this version!