Marvellous Meat Loaf


junio 27, 2015

When it comes to comfort food, meat loaf is the perfect definition! It doesn't have to be fussy, but can take on some interesting twists with just a few embellishments. The key to good meat loaf is one that is moist and tender. Follow the basic recipe in our Step-by-Step Lessons to make our best meat loaf: Classic Meat Loaf with Pepper Jelly Glaze (as pictured above). Marvellous meat loaf can be lean when made from lean or extra lean ground beef. Add finely shredded carrot and milk-soaked fresh bread crumbs to the meat loaf mix before cooking. These little secrets keep meat loaves moist and tender and also add a nutrient boost to the meal.

  • Productos: 6 Servings



Start with 1½ lb (750 g) Canadian Lean or Extra Lean Ground Beef.

Shred 1 EACH onion and carrot on a box grater. Mince 2 cloves garlic. Heat 2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil in skillet over medium-high heat; cook vegetables for 5 minutes or until softened. Set aside.

Lightly beat 1 egg with a fork, stirring in 1 tbsp (15 mL) EACH Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce, ½ tsp (2 mL) salt and ¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper. Gradually blend in ½ cup (125 mL) milk together. Pour over 2 slices of bread (finely chopped).

Mix together with 1½ lb (750 g) Canadian Lean or Extra Lean Ground Beef and onion mixture (don't overmix).

Form into a loaf shape (about 9 inches/23 cm long by 5 inches/12 cm wide) on foil or parchment paper lined rimmed baking sheet or large oven-safe casserole. OR pack into foil-lined 9 x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan.

By cooking the loaf free-form on a baking sheet there is more nice crust formed than if baked in a loaf pan.

Top with ⅓ cup (75 mL) Pepper Jelly Glaze (reserving the rest for serving with cooked loaf).

To make Glaze: Combine ½ cup (125 mL) hot or sweet pepper jelly, ¼ cup (50 mL) apple sauce (optional), 2 tbsp (30 mL) ketchup and 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbling, stirring once.

Cook in 350°F (180°C) oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into centre reads at least 160°F (71°C).

If using a loaf pan to bake, using foil to lift meat loaf from pan, draining off any fat. Tent with foil for 10 minutes. Cut into slices and serve with remaining Pepper Jelly Glaze.

Cook's Notes:
You can use a oven-safe meat thermometer instead of a rapid-read if you want – insert oven-safe thermometer into centre of meat loaf before cooking.
Good source of iron (21% DV), excellent source of zinc (61% DV), 6 mg sodium.


Información nutricional

Proteínas27 g
Grasas Totales10 g
Total Carbohydrates29 g