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!
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