Friday, August 2, 2013

Mini-Meatloaves with Smashed Potatoes and Carrots

I'm pretty excited that we're getting to the point that Cody can eat some of the meals I make for us. I'm getting used to cooking with the modifications for his allergies and even though we ate healthy before, we're eating even better now. I'm actually noticing those last few pesky pregnancy pounds coming off too. Can't beat that!

I made this for all of us for dinner last night. Cody really liked the meatloaf.

I love that you can bake this meal in one pan. Anything that simplifies makes me happy!

Here's the recipe. Enjoy!

This recipe is egg-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, soy-free, peanut/tree nut-free, fish/shellfish-free (many meatloaf recipes contain Worcestershire sauce which has anchovies in it).

Mini-meatloaves with smashed potatoes and carrots

1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup rice or oat milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 small onion, diced
1 cup shredded or finely diced carrots
1 cup peas
1 cup chopped green beans
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb. ground buffalo, beef or turkey
3 tablespoons zucchini sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Additional zucchini sauce* for brushing tops

Potatoes and carrots:
2 Yukon gold potatoes
1 large sweet potato
8 baby carrots
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
Put oats in large mixing bowl. Add milk. 
Let soak while preparing other ingredients
In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium/high heat. 
Add onions and veggies and sauté until just softened, about 8 - 10 minutes. 
Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. 
Let cool completely.
Combine the oats, veggies and ground meat, zucchini sauce, salt and pepper and mix by hand.
Form five mini-meatloaves and place on a baking sheet. 
Brush tops with zucchini sauce

Potatoes and carrots:
Peel and slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch slices. 
Cut the carrots in half lengthwise.
In a bowl, toss the potatoes and carrots with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Place them on the baking sheet with the meat loaves.

Bake 35 - 40 min.  

Transfer the potatoes and carrots to a bowl and smash with a fork.
Serve immediately with the meat loaves.

*If you have no problem with tomatoes, you can use ketchup instead of zucchini sauce.

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