Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hot, Steaming Meatloaf

It's not every day that I actually make something that Ezra says he loves. In fact, it's not even every day that I cook anything tolerable, or unburnt, for that matter.

But on Monday night, Ezra took one bite of his meatloaf and said, "Mmmm! Good meatloaf!" And then he said, "This is the best meatloaf I've ever had."

That's saying a lot, because meatloaf is one of the only things I ever make.

So, because I am a kindhearted person, I am going to share this amazing recipe. Actually, I think meatloaf is a really creepy concept. But, you know, if you use good beef, it's pretty healthy.

EZRA'S FAVORITE MEATLOAF (total time, about 1 hr. 45 minutes)

1-1/2 lbs. grassfed ground beef

1 c. water

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/4 tsp. dried ground sage

1/2 tsp. salt or more if it's coarse-ground

1/2 tsp. ground dry mustard

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 large egg

3 slices sprouted multigrain bread, torn into small pieces

1 leftover overcooked fried egg, finely chopped

2 large kale leaves, destemmed, chopped into eensy weensy tiny tiny little bits
1/3-1/2 c. onion, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350. Mix everything together and put in an ungreased loaf pan with a meat thermometer in center. Bake uncovered 1 to 1-1/4 hrs. until thermometer reads 160.
Serves 6.

Wow, I am so domestic!!!


  1. Shudder. I would probably like YOUR meat loaf, but I still have post-traumatic stress syndrome from the time my mom made me sit at the table long after everyone else had left until I ate my cold, disgusting meat loaf.

  2. OMG, did you throw up? That happened to my sister once - the babysitter made her eat cold Dinty Moore beef stew. I think she sat there for 2 or 3 hours b4 she gagged it down (and then back up).

  3. P.S. if you're ever in a fight w/your mom, you could point out to her that that is eerily similar to an incident in Mommie Dearest.