Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sunday Dinner - Meat Loaf



This past Sunday we had a very informal dinner. I had leftover ground beef from the homemade wonton soup I made a few days prior. I thought old-fashioned meatloaf would be a treat for family since we don't eat meat that often anymore. I did try to make it healthier with the addition of yogurt.

Recipe:

1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 egg
1/2 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs (using whole grain bread)
1 medium onion diced
3 garlic cloves minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large pinch Cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together. Place in a glass oven proof loaf pan such as Pyrex. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven from approximately one and a half hours or until cooked thoroughly.

My Mom's Tomato Sauce for Meatloaf Recipe

1 small can tomato sauce
1 small onion minced
1 garlic clove minced
Fresh oregano or pinch of dried oregano
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 dash Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tbsp. flour
Olive Oil

Heat a small pan. Add approximately 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the onions and garlic and cook until onions are translucent. Add the flour and blend well. Add the tomato sauce and the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for an additional 20 minutes or so.

Serve over meatloaf.

I also served steamed chopped broccoli with garlic with red wine vinaigrette.

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