Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mini Meatloaves

Of course you could make a regular meatloaf, but  mini meatloaves are much more fun and cook a lot faster.  

1 c. ketchup
1 c. oat flour (just put 1 -1/2 c oats in the blender - use GF oats for GF version)
1/2 c. pureed onion  (just put the onion with a little water in the blender)
1 large egg
1 T Worcestshire sauce
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1.5 to 2lbs ground beef

Mix together all the ingredients except the beef.  Add beef and mix with your hands.  Put in muffin pans about 3/4 full.  

If desired, top with:
ketchup
Parmesan or mozzarella cheese
Leftover mashed potatoes w/dab of butter
spaghetti sauce, cooked sausage, cheese for pizza meatloaf

Bake 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Shipwreck in a crock pot

Simple, easy, tasty.   And it even has a fun name. 

4-5 potatoes, cut into 1/2" sticks (like french fries)
1 lb ground turkey, cooked
1 onion, pureed
1 carrot (or 6-8 baby carrots), chopped or sliced
2 celery stalks, chopped or sliced

Put the above ingredients in the crockpot.

Make the sauce in a pot:

1/2 c butter
6T flour or cornstarch
2t bouillon
3 c milk (can do dairy free if desired)
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter, then add flour and bouillon. Mix to make a paste.  Add milk and worcestershire sauce.  Bring to a boil until it's thick.  Add salt and pepper to taste if necessary.

Pour over the top of all the ingredients.  Yeah, it kind of looks like a shipwreck, but don't worry, it tastes good.

Turn crockpot on 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.