Monthly Archives: December 2012

Meatloaf spicy

Spicy Glazed Meatloaf

Makes 4 slices. Hands-on Time: 20 minutes. Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes
■1/2 yellow onion, chopped
■2 carrots, peeled and chopped (I used baby carrots since I had them on hand)
■2 stalks celery, chopped
■1 cloves garlic, chopped
■1/2 cup rolled oats
■1/2 tsp cayenne powder
■2 tsp fresh thyme
■1/4 tsp sea salt
■1/4 tsp ground black pepper
■1 egg
■1.25 lb lean ground beef
■1/2 cup organic ketchup
■1/2 tsp cumin
■1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Pre-heat oven to 375F. Coat an 8-inch load pan with cooking spray. Combines onion, carrots, celery and garlic in a food processor. Pulse 10 times. In a medium bowl, combines oats, cayenne, thyme, salt and black pepper. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg. Add beef to egg and mix thoroughly with hands. Add in oat mixture and veggie mixture. Blend together well. Spoon into a loaf pan, smoothing top. Place load into the oven for 45 minutes.

While its cooking, prepare glaze by combining ketchup, cumin and Worcestershire sauce. Remove meatloaf from oven and pour half of the glaze on top. Return to oven for another 25 minutes. The magazine says to return it until the center registers 160F on a thermometer but I did not have one. I also made 1/2 their recipe so it may need even less time. I already reduced the time from an original hour plus 30 minutes which is for 2.5 lbs of ground sirloin. Let it cool for 10 minutes. Slice into 4 and serve extra glaze as a dipping sauce! Enjoy.

Nutrition: 1 slice is 267 calories, 9g of fat, 13g Carbs, Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g, Protein 33g, Sodium 385mg.
Note: I skipped the glaze.  Nice amount of spice.  Recommend two eggs for more binding.  Perhaps breadcrumbs and less carrot to try to hold it together better.