Zucchini Meatloaf

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Zucchini Meatloaf
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A healthier version of kids' favorite meatloaf. Your family won't even taste the added zucchini and kale and you will be happy they are getting some of their veggies in!
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hr
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hr
Zucchini Meatloaf
Yum
Print Recipe
A healthier version of kids' favorite meatloaf. Your family won't even taste the added zucchini and kale and you will be happy they are getting some of their veggies in!
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hr
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  • 2.5 lbs lean ground beef preferably organic
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 bunch kale leaves (about 4 leaves) preferably organic
  • 1/4-1/2 medium onion
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme, dried
  • 1/4 tsp basil, dried
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce preferably no preservatives, all natural sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs preferably organic or whole wheat
  • 10-12 small red potatoes
  • For the sauce:
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste or ketchup
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut up onion, zucchini and kale in small pieces. Combine all ingredients In a food processor until well minced
  3. On a pan over medium heat, add oil, after 15-20 secs add the vegetable combination. Stir well until fragrant (about 2 minutes), remove from heat wait for it cool down
  4. On a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, beaten egg, tomato paste, sauce, pepper, salt, thyme and basil, set aside
  5. Use a small bowl to make the sauce by mixing apple cider vinegar and tomato paste or ketchup, set aside
  6. On a separate medium bowl, combine meat loaf with vegetable combination, add breadcrumb mix and combine well using your hands
  7. Shape the combined meatloaf into a rectangular form and place in an oven rectangular dish
  8. Spread the sauce over meatloaf with a brush or spoon. Place small red potatoes along the sides of meat loaf
  9. Place in oven for 45 mins to 1 hr or until done. Remove from oven and serve with potatoes as a side dish
Recipe Notes

 

This is one of my oldest favorite! As for the younger one, well, he still likes it even though he gives it a medium thumbs up 😉 and that is all right ...

 

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