- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef, turkey or chicken. A lean ground beef works best.
- 3/4 cup of Holly's Au Natural Oatmeal
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup finely chopped peppers
- 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite mild hot sauce or red pepper or 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper for heat
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon coriander
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten (the yellows help bind the meatloaf together)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1/4-1/3 cup water. If mixture is wet or you added hot sauce or another liquid, reduce water accordingly. The oats will absorb the extra liquid. The mixture should be wet, but not runny.
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Suggestion: Try adding/replacing any vegetables with different vegetables, salt with soy sauce, or adding raisins with wickedly plain or gluten free Holly's Oatmeal. You can also replace the ketchup with tomatoes. If you use tomatoes, cut back on the liquid.
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- In a large to extra large mixing bowl, combine all products adding the oats last.
- Place meatloaf in a meatloaf pan, bread pan, head resistant pot, or comparable cooking device. Remember a dark pan will cook the contents quicker, so make sure to check the temperature as you near the 40 minute mark.
- Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until meatloaf reaches medium doneness (160°F for beef, 170°F for turkey and chicken). Make sure to use an instant read thermometer. Check the middle and then the side. Don't over cook, as it will continue to cook while it sits in the pan!
- Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Organic Meatloaf Sauce Recipe
Ask any meatloaf lover and they will tell you that meatloaf isn't complete without the sauce. Holly has the perfect savory and sweet sauce created especially for her Au Natural Meatloaf. Brush sauce on top of the meatloaf after cooking meatloaf for 10 minutes.
- 1/2 cup of ketchup
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of Natural Honey (raw or purified)
- 1/8 teaspoon of soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon of Cumin
- 1/16 to 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper for heat (try adding Sriracha sauce instead for a little vinegar and heat)
Note: Try adding a dash of cinnamon for extra sweetness.
- Slice into 1/2 to 1 inch thick slices.
- Serve with extra ketchup.
- Try adding cheese or making a meatloaf sandwich.
- Eat fresh or store for up to two days in the fridge.
- Meatloaf can also be frozen for up to 2 months.