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Meaty Meatloaf

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Meaty Meatloaf

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, gluten-free, Meatloaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 462kcal


  • 1/4 medium onion
  • 2/3 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/3 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1 pound beef, ground, 90% lean


  • 1/2 medium bell pepper, yellow
  • 4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

Serve With

  • 4 small new potatoes, red or white
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • 2 cup, chunks pineapple


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare your bread pan by spraying with cooking spray (if preferred, use oil or butter).
  • Place potatoes in a large pot covered with water; bring to a boil and allow to cook uncovered until softened.
  • While potatoes boil, finely dice onion and mix it with 1/3 cup of the marinara sauce, egg, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add bread crumbs and beef and mix thoroughly (your hands are typically the best utensil for mixing here).
  • Shape into loaf pan and top with remaining marinara sauce. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until no longer pink inside and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  • While meatloaf bakes, assemble the salad: dice bell pepper, slice tomatoes in half, and toss with lettuce. Also make mashed potatoes: drain potatoes, add milk and butter, then mash with a hand-held masher or a mixer if a smoother consistency is desired. Chop the pineapple.
  • Serve meatloaf with salad, mashed potatoes, and pineapple chunks on the side.
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Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 638mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g

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