It’s commonly agreed that no one makes meatloaf like Mom’s. We were inspired by our moms traditional recipe to create this delicious mini loaves topped with a ketchup glaze, served with tender roasted carrots and potatoes, and drizzled with a classic gravy.
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Prepare the vegetables: Rinse and dry all produces. Turn on the oven to 425F. Cut the onion in small dice. Mince garlic. Halve carrots lengthwise. Cut potato into ½-inch-thick wedges.
Start baking the potatoes and carrots: Place the potatoes and carrots* on a lined baking sheet. Add the oil (1 tbsp, 2 tbsp, 3 tbsp), salt (3/4 tsp, 1 1/2 tsp, 2 tsp) and pepper (1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp). Combine to coat evenly. Bake 30 minutes – the mini meatloaves will be baked on the baking sheet after 10 minutes.
*Note: If you have a 4 or 6 portions, use 2 baking sheets.
Shape the meatloaves: While the potatoes and carrots are baking, add the lean ground beef, oats, salt (3/4 tsp, 1 1/2 tsp, 2 tsp) and pepper (1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp) and half the following ingredients: onion and garlic. Combine. Form mixture into 1-inch-tall loaves (1 per portion).
Once the potatoes has roasted 10 minutes, remove baking sheet from oven, leaving carrots roasting. Push potato to one side of sheet. Place meatloaves on empty side; brush tops of loaves with the ketchup glaze. Return to oven and continue roasting until meatloaves are cooked through and potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
Ketchup glaze: ketchup, brown sugar, powder mustard
Prepare the gravey: Melt the butter (1/2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 1 1/2 tbsp) in a medium pan over medium heat. Add diced the remaing diced onion cook until soft about 4 minutes. Add the flour (1/2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 1 1/2 tbsp) and remaining garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until garlic is fragrant. Whisk in chicken stock concentrate & spices and water (1/2 cup, 1 cup, 1 1/2 cup) Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 4 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Serve: Slice meatloaves in thick slices. Divide meatloaves, carrots, and potato between plates. Spoon gravy over meatloaves and serve.
Dr. Craig Herrington, Naturopath
Owner of: Regina Naturopathic
Chronic inflammation is thought to contribute to a number of health problems, including obesity, cancer, and heart disease. Research suggests that avenanthramides – unique to oats – can reduce the expression of inflammatory molecules.
Cooking with Kids
Lacey Engel, Registered Dietician
Owner of: Beyond Baby Nutrition
Buffet Style is best. Serve your meal at the table rather than pre-portioning for your kids. Let everyone fill their plates with as much of as little as they like to eat.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help with the following steps:
- Start baking the potatoes and carrots
- Shape the meatloaves – combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.
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