This gluten free meatloaf makes my taste buds happy. The flavor bursts forward amazingly. Make it my way or make it your own.
Gluten Free Meatloaf
This can be a delicious meal in one dish. You can alter the amount to suit your tastes. Add vegetables or replace my selected ones with whatever pleases you. Feel free to make this a jumping-off place to hearty eating. Change the seasonings to make this a never-ending delight. A few extra hot peppers never hurt a good man.
One pound of good ground sirloin, ground round. Any ground beef will do—experiment.
Three large carrots.
Three stalks of celery.
Three hot banana peppers.
Two large green bell peppers
One medium onion—I like Spanish onions.
Three or four cloves of garlic.
¼ teaspoon of salt—if desired.
¼ teaspoon of oregano—if desired.
One large tomato or a couple of Roma type—they have more meat and less juice.
Making The Loaf
Cut the vegetables into small pieces. Use a motorized vegetable chopper—a food processor will do if you like, but try not to pulverize them. A hearty bite makes a more interesting dish.
Cut the tomatoes into pieces—maybe about ½ inch each. Tomatoes will add some liquid to help hold the loaf together.
This is a good time to pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a pan with your favorite oil—I prefer olive or coconut oil.
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl or pan. Mix gently so as not to destroy the individual texture of each vegetable.
Form into a beautiful loaf that resembles an old fashioned loaf of bread—a little wider than tall. This makes baking easier and quicker.
Place the loaf into the pan. This is a good time to consider adding some vegetables along-side the loaf in the pan. It is best to not use root vegetables or other things that might soak up too much oils.
Bake thirty minutes and then uncover. Next, bake another thirty minutes to brown the top. If you like to see a darker color, bake a little longer.
My mommy would say “If you don’t like it, you must not be hungry.”
I think that a lot of people might have already spoiled their taste sensation with a sip of sweetened beverage or a taste of some other flavored or delicious temptation.