Italian meatloaf, loaded with veggies, spices, and delicious sauce… A great variation on a meat dish, right? I thinks so, especially when made into a mini-size that is the perfect serving of protein! The trouble I have always found is that many meatloaf recipes contain bread/breadcrumbs, sugar and other ingredients that make them not an ideal recipe for clean eaters or the allergy-friendly folk. I bring you an Italian-style meatloaf that clean, allergy-friendly, and is bursting with flavor!
1 lb. organic grass-fed beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, more to taste
1/2 cup tomato sauce (jar or homemade)
1 organic egg
2 tbsp breadcrumbs or flour of choice, I used organic non-gmo corn meal
Preheat oven to 350
Grease mini meatloaf pan (or muffin pan)
In a small skillet, heat oil and garlic, sauté onion and mushrooms until translucent
In a bowl, combine beef, veggies, spices, egg, and 1/4 the tomato sauce, mix well
Fill meatloaf pan/muffin pan to the top with meatloaf mixture
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked through
Let cool, and serve with the remaining tomato sauce on top
Optional: garnish with fresh parmesan and fresh basil
Serve with your favorite roasted vegetables on the side!
I absolutely love my protein pancake batter and all the things it can become! Today I altered them into maple-infused waffles and topped it with delicious caramelized bananas. A perfect Saturday morning breakfast.
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Burger Bites are the perfect appetizer for a night entertaining with friends, or for that Sunday football game. The options are endless (think seafood, chicken, turkey, and vegetarian options) and everyone will love trying all the different variations.
Pizza Burger Bites
Homemade tomato sauce
Fresh parmesan (can omit and sub a favorite vegetable)