I was watching Rachael Ray one morning before the election and Ann Romney was a guest on the show. She made Mitt’s favorite meatloaf recipe (she called is Mittloaf), and it looked so simple that I decided to try it out later that week. It was so good! I’m really not a huge meatloaf fan at all, so when I say this stuff is good, that means it’s really good!
Here’s what you need for my slightly tweaked version:
For the meatloaf:
- 1 1/2 pounds all-natural ground beef
- 1 egg (antibiotic free)
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3/4 cup all-natural bread crumbs
- 2 teaspoons all-natural seasoned salt
For the sauce:
- 1/4 cup all-natural ketchup
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 cup organic agave/maple syrup blend
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine ground beef, egg, onion, lemon juice, bread crumbs, and seasoned salt.
The best way to combine your ingredients is to really get in there with your hands. Go back to your childhood days of squishing playdough and just have fun with it! It’s gross if you over think it (which I tend to do with everything in life), so don’t.
Next, form into six to eight small mounds. Put on an aluminum foil-covered cookie sheet. (I made the mistake of not using aluminum foil the first time I tried this recipe, and it was not fun to clean up!) Bake for 15 minutes.
During these first 15 minutes of cooking time, make the sauce. Just stir together ketchup, dried mustard, cinnamon, nutmeg, and agave/maple syrup blend.
I served my meatloaf with Trader Joe’s French Fries, which have four non-GMO ingredients. Ann Romney suggests scalloped potatoes and steamed veggies as a side. Depending on how much time you have, you can make this meal fancy or more casual depending on what side or sides you choose to serve with it.
Anyway, try this meatloaf recipe soon because it is delicious!