I've never been a huge meatloaf fan. The idea of just putting meat and breadcrumbs in a pan doesn't get me too excited! BUT I have come to love THIS meatloaf. There are veggies, feta cheese, and even pinenuts to boost the flavor, color, and nutrition of your standard meatloaf. I usually use ground pork, but have also used ground lamb.
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
4 cups baby spinach, kale, or Swiss chard
1 pound ground pork (or lamb)
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
⅓ cup diced roasted red peppers (from a jar, or make your own)
¼ cup chopped yellow onion
⅓ cup seasoned bread crumbs
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup ketchup plus 2 tablespoons for brushing on top
¼ cup pine nuts
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a bread pan, set aside. Heat a frying pan over medium - low heat with the oil, add the garlic and the baby spinach. Cook, stirring until the spinach wilts. Remove from heat and cool. Add all the ingredients including the spinach to a large mixing bowl and combine with a fork or your hands. Dump it into the pan and pat it into a loaf. Cover the sides and top with the remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup. Bake 40 - 50 minutes until cooked through in the center. Let it rest 5 - 10 minutes before slicing.
Adapted from https://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/
Recipes by Katrina
If I'm not doing chores, running kids around, or working, you are sure to find me in my kitchen! Feeding my family well is one of my favorite ways I love them. I am also a registered dietitian, so I tend toward recipes that feature whole foods bursting with flavor!