My kids are carnivores. I didn’t do it. I could survive on fruits and vegetables alone, but my husband, well…you could say he’s a meat and potatoes kind of man. Our kids really will eat mostly anything, with the exception of a picky eater or two here and there. But meat, they eat.
Hayden has recently been requesting such dishes as spaghetti with meatballs and meatloaf, so to honor my nine year old’s savory taste buds, I obliged. I only knew the recipe for meatloaf from watching my mother make it when I was little, but really, it’s so simple, you can’t forget. Here it is….the recipe that even my picky eaters ate last night for dinner.
- 1 1/2 pounds (organic or at least grass fed) ground meat
- 1 egg
- 1 cup oats
- a bell pepper (you may not use the whole thing, so throw the rest in the salad)
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 3 fresh garlic cloves
- seasoned salt
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce, divided
- Place hamburger meat in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper.
- Mix in oats, chopped onion, bell pepper, and fresh garlic.
- Add the egg and half the can of tomato sauce, and mix everything together.
- Place mixture into 13 x 9 baking dish.
- Drizzle the top of the meatloaf with the remaining tomato sauce and give it another dash of pepper. Cook 35 to 45 miutes at 400 degrees, or until done.
Serve with salad, green beans, garlic mashed cauliflower, or roasted cabbage.
Linger at the table. Love your babies. 🙂