Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Meat Loaf

Simple ingredients, easy to prepare, wholesome in nutrients....On the whole gives a satisfactory meal and a great twist to the usual boring ground meat !

Spices are mixed together with the ground meat and oats and baked in a form of a loaf for a visual feast. The tomato ketchup and the brown sugar glaze on the top forms the crust of this loaf and gives that sweet sour taste. You can play around with the ingredients to match your family's taste buds. Hope you all enjoy as much as I did making this with my daughter :)

Ingredients

Ground Meat - 500 gms
Onions - 1 (chopped)
Rolled Oats - 1 cup
Green Bell Pepper - 1 (finely diced)
Egg - 1
Garlic pods(crushed) - 2
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 2 (finely chopped)

For the glaze:
Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup
Tomato ketchup - 1/2 cup

Method 

1. Combine all the ingredients except brown sugar and ketchup.
2. Press this mixture into a loaf pan, which is lined by a parchment paper. Smooth the surface.
3. Mix the brown sugar and tomato ketchup together in a small bowl. Brush the loaf with this tomato-sugar paste. 

4. Preheat the oven to 170°C and bake the loaf for about 45 minutes (a little more when you want it more crispier) and until the juices run clear when pierced with a skewer. Allow it to rest in the pan for about 5 minutes and then remove carefully.
5. Serve warm or at room temperature. Tastes good with Salads and boiled potatoes.


Makes a wholesome and healthy meal(when served alone) for all those who are on "low-carb diet" !
You could prepare and proudly take along this loaf for Potluck parties instead of the usual cakes :)
Tip:
1.You can prepare it in advance a day before an occasion and store it in a refrigerator. My husband said infact it tasted great the next day with more crispier edges. Re-bake it at 180°C for about 20 minutes or so just before serving. This way you could avoid all that stress and hectic especially when having kids around who tend to bother you unusually more when you are expecting guests.
2. You can as well replace rolled oats with bread crumbs. Add some grated carrots to make it more nutritious.

7 comments:

  1. Looks very filling and yummy! A complete German style meal :)

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    1. Yes ! Boiled potatoes, veggies, and meat...a typical German menu :)

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  2. Nice recipe..bookmarked

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  3. Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting meat loaf..

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  4. Love cooking that’s why I'm finding ways to improve my cooking abilities, I’m glad I found this site , the recipe above was wonderful , I made it for my family and they told me it was delicious!! Thanks, I’ve learned new today!! Take a look at these sites, www.allthemeat.com and www.everything-corn.com for more interesting recipes!!

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    1. Thank you brandy for trying it out. Iam glad that you and your family liked it :)

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  5. I agree most of the comments, this recipe is terrific! Made it with my mom yesterday and it was perfect! It turned out what we expect. If you are looking for more tasty and delicious bread recipes -- Now is the right time to make one just watch the videos and follow list of bread recipes at www.everything-bread.com.You might as well look at www.gourmandia.com and www.gourmetrecipe.com for more exciting and delectable recipes. Have fun!!

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