Comfort Food Meatloaf

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My mother is a terrific cook and taught me her savory secrets. You know the old saying, “A way to man’s heart is through his stomach.” Well, the same is true for kids. I have fond memories of my mom in the kitchen always trying new recipes. However, she was a stay-at-home mom and made the time for lavish meals. She taught me it’s not quantity; it’s the quality of food that keeps people happy and satisfied. She would always say after a long day at the office and school, her family deserved a delicious hot meal – comfort food.

That is all true, but times have changed. Nowadays, people are working longer hours and when they do get home, they have “a lot on their plates.” Still many people are faced with the challenge of the “empty plate.” From decompressing after a long workday to kids pulling us in different directions, you may think it’s impossible to find time for a delicious home-cooked meal and all the comfort it affords. But never fear! NutriBullet is here.

This handy dandy appliance is more versatile than you think. Not only does it make a terrific NutriBlast, it’s a lifesaver in the kitchen too. Here is an easy comfort food recipe that is one of my family’s all time favorite. Furthermore, using the NutriBullet cuts the preparation time in half.

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (preferably homemade)
  • 1 medium onion peeled & rough chopped
  • 1 cup of baby carrots rough chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 T fresh thyme
  • 1 T fresh sage
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup of ketchup

In the large NutriBullet cup combine the first eight ingredients. Blend to a coarse mix. In a large bowl, combine beef, turkey, egg whites and breadcrumb mixture. Mix just until combined.

Transfer the mixture to a 9”x13” baking dish and shape into a loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until thermometer read 160 degrees. Cover with ketchup for the last 15 minutes.

This great meatloaf recipe is perfect for a midweek supper to a Saturday night potluck dinner party.  It can also be tailored to fit the mood of any occasion. What’s more, it can be made ahead of time and frozen. Best of all, the leftovers make awesome meatloaf sandwiches. Nutri-Yum!

 

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