Growing up, meatloaf was one of my favorite meals and it still is. So when I went gluten free, I searched for a great gluten free meatloaf. Early on, I found this tasty recipe from glutenfreefrenzy.com http://www.glutenfreefrenzy.com/2009/10/oatmeal-meatloaf.html Just like my mom's, this one uses oats...gf, of course. I made this delicious recipe, but found I didn't feel so good afterwards. I later read that some folks have trouble with even GF oats....So I wanted to find another recipe that used a different ingredient. Enter the Pioneer Woman's Favorite Meatloaf http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/09/my-favorite-meatloaf/ which uses white sandwich bread. Substitute a little GF Udi's, and you've got a great consistency! I LOVE the addition of bacon and the topping Pioneer Woman adds to hers...I love the flavor from Gluten Free Frenzy...so why not throw my favorite parts of both together in one great dish? It turned out so delicious!!
Here's what I came up with...
Ingredients for meatloaf:
3 slices of GF white sandwich bread (I use Udi's White Sandwich Bread)
1 cup or more of milk
1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tsp worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins is GF)
1/2 of an onion, diced
a few dashes dried minced garlic
a few dashes dried oregano
a couple of dashes chili powder
a few dashes dried parsley
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Ingredients for Pioneer Woman's meatloaf topping
3/4 cup ketchup
1/6 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground mustard (dry mustard)
tabasco to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put bread slices in a single layer in a small baking dish. Pour milk over them. Let bread soak for several minutes. (I also add a little extra milk and flipthe bread over once while it soaks so all the pieces get covered)
After bread has soaked for several minutes, remove from milk. Combine bread, meat and all other ingredients for meatloaf in a separate large bowl.
Wash hands well, and mix all ingredients with hands till combined.
Shape into a loaf and put on broiler pan or put into meatloaf loaf pan. If using a broiler pan, Pioneer Woman suggests lining the bottom pan with foil for easy clean up! I didn't line the pan the first time I did this and, oh my goodness.....just line the pan :)
I didn't add bacon this time, but you certainly can. Check out TPW's recipe up at the top for how to do that...
For sauce topping combine ingredients in small bowl and stir together until combined. Spoon out enough to cover the top of the meatloaf into a separate cup and reserve the rest for later...
Bake for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, coat meatloaf with more of the delicious sauce...NO DOUBLE DIPPING :) ~You should still have a little sauce left for topping the meatloaf when it is served, which is oh so yummy!~
Bake for 15-20 more minutes until done. And I highly recommend using a loaf pain with a draining piece at the bottom. This helps keep your meatloaf from sitting in all the grease as it cooks. I love this one from Temptations...(yes I'm a QVC junkie :))
Slice and enjoy! Don't forget to use your extra sauce...delicious!
Serve w/ your favorite side...some of my favorites...mashed potatoes, oven steak fries, orange spiced sweet potatoes, or spiced apples :)
This recipe is linked to Allergy Free Wednesdays http://glutenfreepantry.blogspot.com/2012/02/allergy-free-wednesdays-blog-hop-week-5.html