Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gluten Free Meatloaf

A lot of my meals are planned around the accountant coming home from work. After he has been hard at his job all day I want to welcome him home with warm, good food. I also want our family to eat the evening meal together as often as possible, a warm planned meal makes this more likely. As a little girl meatloaf was never my favorite but I did like it with LOTS of ketchup. After playing around with ingredients in the kitchen here is my favorite meatloaf recipe. It will have you coming back for more!
2 Tablespoons of organic extra virgin coconut oil
1 organic yellow onion, diced
6 garlic cloves
28 gluten free saltine type crackers
1 pound of organic pastured ground pork
2 pounds of organic grass fed ground beef
1/2 cup of organic buttermilk
3 large organic eggs
2 Tablespoons of Dijon mustard
3 Tablespoons of organic Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon of dried organic thyme
2 teaspoons of organic dried parsley or 1/2 cup of chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons of black pepper
1 teaspoon of organic oregano
1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper

1 cup of organic ketchup
4 Tablespoons of raw organic sugar
2 Tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon of hot sauce

This recipe will make you two 8 inch meat loafs. Prep and Bake Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Place coconut oil in dutch oven or pot on stove top. Allow to melt, then add onions and garlic. Brown. Turn heat off and remove pot from heat element.
In a blender place the gluten free crackers. Blend to a find powder. A food processor would be better but all I have is a blender so I did a lot of shaking to grind the crackers up.

When blended, mix the crackers with the onion mixture.
In a large bowl (you can also do this in the blender) place the meat. Mix together throughly.
Add the onion mixture to the meat. Add in all the above spices and buttermilk. Mix together.

Place the mixture into the two pans. Place in oven and cook at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until thermometer reads 160 degrees when placed in middle of the meat.

Meanwhile make glaze on the stovetop by placing all the ingredients in a pot. Heat until it starts to bubble. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove loafs from oven and apply the glaze.
Place loaves in oven on broil for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve!

1 comment:

  1. looks yummy!!
    Great recipe/adaptation!!



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