Favorite Sweet, Spicy & Crunchy Meatloaf
We make over your classic meatloaf recipe with our sweet and spicy ingredients to give this comfort dish a modern spin! Featuring fresh vegetables and organic grass-fed beef, it'll become a favorite at your house, for sure.
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- 2 Tbs. butter or ghee
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 small zucchini, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
- 1 small chile pepper, chopped finely (optional)
- 1 tsp. ground turmeric
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. salt, Celtic or sea, divided
- 1/2 tsp. Black pepper, divided
- 1 lb. lean ground beef, grass-fed and organically raised
- 1–2 eggs, beaten
- 1 Tbs. tamari
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 4 Tbs. unsweetened tomato paste
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Melt butter or ghee in large frying pan, add onion and garlic, and sauté on medium-high heat until onion softens, about 4 minutes.
- Add zucchini, carrot, celery, mushrooms, and chile, and cook until soft and brown, about 5 minutes. Add turmeric, cumin, half of salt, and half of pepper. Turn off heat, and allow veggies to cool to around room temperature. (You can refrigerate them to speed up the process if necessary.)
- In large bowl, mix together beef, eggs, tamari, walnuts, raisins, tomato paste, and remaining salt and pepper. Add cooked vegetables and herbs, and blend well. Transfer mixture to a greased loaf pan or casserole dish, and bake 30 minutes.
- Serve hot or cold topped with chili or tomato sauce
Recipe excerpted from The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, Stephen T. Sinatra, MD, FACC, and Deirdre Rawlings, ND, PhD.
- Calories 520
- Carbohydrate Content 28 g
- Cholesterol Content 180 mg
- Fat Content 33 g
- Fiber Content 5 g
- Protein Content 31 g
- Saturated Fat Content 11 g
- Sodium Content 1030 mg
- Sugar Content 16 g