So far in the last two weeks I have shared recipes for vegetarian, seafood and “any way you want it” main dishes, along with some snacks and sides too. It is time for a recipe that features red meat.
Eaten in moderate amounts, as a part of a healthful meal plan, red meat can offer iron and protein to add to your good health.
This meatloaf recipe has several things going for it. First, it uses extra lean ground beef, which can be as lean as ground turkey. Second, it can be easily made in a food processor for maximum ease. Third, and perhaps my favorite, it can be cooked in muffin tins to cut the cooking time down considerably, and up the “fun” factor for kids.
Ten-rrific Recipe #9: Food Processor Meatloaf
1 egg white
2 T milk
3/4 c panko or bread crumbs
1 large onion, minced
3-4 T horseradish
2 T fresh parsley (or 2 t dried)
1 t salt
1/2 t ground pepper
2 pounds lean ground meat (93% fat free or higher)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Mix all the ingredients except the meat in the food processor. Add the meat and pulse until fully incorporated with the other ingredients.
Shape into a oval, almost like a football. Cook on 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hours, or until the inside is no longer pink, or a meat thermometer reads 180 degrees.
Alternatively, place ½ cup portions in a muffin tin, and back for about 20-25 minutes.
Serves 6, with leftovers for some good meatloaf sandwiches, a must in my book.