Monday, January 9, 2012

Hidden Vegetable Meatloaf

Not ya mama's meatloaf for sure! Carrots, mushrooms, celery, garlic and onion all hidden away in a breadcrumb mixture that binds this bad boy together. With the help of some other ingredients. All three kids had no clue there was any veggies in this. One only eats raw veggies, one eats none and the other hates mushrooms. Hehe, I got them to eat their veggies!!!


1 cup mushrooms chopped
1 cup carrots chopped
1/2 cup celery chopped
1 large onion chopped
4 cloves garlic chopped
1 teaspoon Salt
1 tbs olive oil
2 tbs butter
1/2 cup white wine or beef stock
1/4 cup milk
1 cup italian flavored bread crumbs
3 pounds of ground beef
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 cups Ketchup, Divided
3 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar

Preparation Instructions:

Place all vegetables in a food processor and process until they are a fine mixture.

Over medium-high heat, melt olive oil and butter. Once butter begins to start browning, add the processed vegetables and 1 teaspoon salt.

After these have cooked for a few minutes add the wine or beef stock to deglaze pan. Continue cooking and stirring for a few more minutes. Remove from heat. 

After allowing the mixture to cool for a couple of minutes, add the milk. Stir until combined. Next add at least 1 cup of breadcrumbs. Continue adding breadcrumbs and stirring until mixture is a nice, thick paste.

In a large mixing bowl place the ground beef. Whisk 3 eggs and add to the meat. After allowing the pasty vegetable mixture to cool down a bit, begin incorporating it into the meat. Add 1 cup ketchup, 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce and all the spices. Keep mixing until it is well blended. Get those hands dirty!

Spray a broiling pan with some non-stick cooking spray. Next, using your hands, form your meat mixture into a loaf on the sheet pan. Make the loaf around 6-8 inches wide and about 1 ½ inches thick.

In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together 1 cup of ketchup with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce. Slather this sauce over the whole meatloaf.
Place in a 400 degree oven for about 40 minutes.

1 comment :

  1. Meatloaf is a great choice when you want to really hide some veggies. Sometimes it is best that they just eat instead of providing them all the insight into how the dish was made or what ingredients it has in it.
    Your meatloaf does look delicious-well done! Thanks for sharing this one.