Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
From Gramma's recipe collection. A twist on meatloaf. You can use spicier sauce if you like a bigger kick. The recipe calls for carrots, but as a kid I never knew they were there and Gramma assures me they were, so if you want your kids to eat more veggies, I suppose this is a good way to sneak them in! When I make it, I sometimes add salsa that contains black beans and corn to the loaf ingredients.
- 1 lb ground chuck
- 2⁄3 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1⁄4 cup coarsely chopped carrot
- 2 egg whites
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 cup picante sauce
- Combine first 8 ingredients. Shape into a loaf and place on a rack coated with cooking spray. Place rack in a shallow roasting pan.
- Bake at 400°F for 35 minutes. Brush picante sauce over loaf. Bake an additional 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
We loved this meatloaf! The vegetables and seasonings are wonderful, making for a very flavourful and moist meatloaf. The aroma as it was baking was out of this world! I like the picante sauce on top but the meatloaf would be just as good without it. I used about 1 1/4 pounds of ground beef and grated the carrot. Excellent! Made for PAC 2008.
This recipe was fantastic! I am by no means a meatloaf lover but was won over by this meal.<br/>My wife went back for seconds and she does not like picante/salsa!<br/>Simple, tasty and highly recommend.<br/>I followed the recipe as printed.<br/>I cooked mine in a cast iron skillet in the oven.