Fast Food for Slow Sundays: Basic Meatloaf, Egg Free

Meatloaf can easily be baked on a Saturday then warmed when you walk in the door from church…

Often I need to modify a good, old, basic recipe due to the children’s allergies. Meatloaf is no exception. Now, I could add in egg substitute. But I’ve found that meatloaf is every bit as tasty, sans egg. How does the loaf not crumble, you ask?
The key to leaving out the egg is the bread crumbs. They help hold the meatloaf together. As does mixing the ingredients by hand.
Every once in a while we buy ground beef. Usually we stick to ground turkey but beef is a treat every few months. This being the month.

So, since I am faced with the blessing of five pounds of ground beef from the warehouse club, meatloaf went on the menu. As did meatballs.

Basic Meatloaf

Ingredients

  1. Ground beef or ground turkey – your amount
  2. bread crumbs (I used the heel pieces of store-bought loaf)
  3. shredded mozzarella – at least a cup
  4. Minced garlic – couple spoonfuls
  5. Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt – couple shakes
  6. Pepper – couple shakes
  7. Ketchup (optional topping)
  8. There are no certain amounts. Please adjust to your amount and add ingredients to your liking.
  9. I did make bread crumbs from four pieces of bread for this five pounds.
  10. Plus added about 1 1/2 cups mozzarella.

Instructions

  1. You have to take your rings off to squish and mix the ingredients by hand.
  2. Once pleased with your mixture, fashion the meat into meal-sized loaves or a cookie sheet full of meatballs. Freeze for future use (moving meatballs to a freezer bag, once frozen, so you can pull out however many you need).
  3. Our medium-sized, freshly made meatloaf took approximately one hour to bake in a 350 degree oven. If frozen, add additional time.

Number of servings (yield): 8

★★★★★ 1 review(s)

 

If you are fortunate enough to have leftovers, have a meatloaf sandwich for lunch the next day. Just slather some mayonnaise on one piece of bread.

A manly meal to have on your pink birthday plate :)
For more Sunday lunch ideas – that can be enjoyed any day of the week, see the other recipes posted here in the Fast Food for Slow Sundays category or Fast Food for Slow Sundays at Habits for a Happy Home.

What’s your favorite way to fix meatloaf?

About Hodgepodgemom

Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children – preschoolers to high schoolers. The biggest lesson she’s learned? At the end of the day – when the dishes are put away and the children are tucked in bed – truly what matters is each child’s relationship with the Lord. Raising children is a God-given privilege and, folks, the time is short.

Comments

  1. Your meatloaf looks delicious, Tricia. I don’t use egg in my hamburgers anymore either as I found, like you, that the breadcrumbs hold them together just fine. (We are not allergic to egg, but I just found it was fine leaving it out.)

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