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This Fit Life Hamburger-Style Meatloaf

I get SUPER excited when I come up with a new recipe…like super, super pumped.  And…it’s even more exciting when my family likes it, too!

I made this for dinner last week and I am just now getting a chance to sit down and write out the recipe.  It’s been one of those non-stop, busy weeks…between work, exercising, kids’ activities, volunteering, meal-prepping, going to the library, play-dates….I think you get the idea.

Anyway, I threw this together on one of those crazy nights and it turned out to be really good!

One of my favorite things to eat is a hamburger, no bun, wrapped in lettuce, with ketchup and mustard and a side of oven-roasted potatoes.  But…serving that for dinner every night would get old.

So…here’s a hamburger…with a twist!

This Fit Life Hamburger-Style Meatloaf

 

Ingredients: 

2 lbs of ground hamburger meat (or turkey meat)

1 bell pepper (any color), diced

1 tsp onion powder

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground mustard

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

4 TBSP ketchup

 

Instructions: 

  1. Heat oven to 375 F
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  3. Shape it into a loaf and put it on a pan and bake in the oven for 1 hour or until cooked completely through.
  4. OR you can use a mini-loaf pan and make mini-meatloaves…this is what I did.  They cook faster and they care cute too!  If you choose this method, bake at 375 for 30 minutes
  5. OR…did you know that you can make meatloaf in the Crockpot?  It’s awesome!  All you need to do is shape the meat mixture into a loaf in the Crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours.

Serving Suggestions:

  1.  Steamed asparagus (I used the kind that steams in a bag)
  2.  Roasted veggies
  3.  Cauliflower mashed potatoes – I use a mix of cauliflower and potatoes and you’d never know there was cauliflower in them!
  4.  A salad

*Side note- I just want to point out that this is a no-fuss, simple recipe BUT it is still healthy.  I don’t have a whole lot of time to spend in the kitchen, so I take short-cuts when I can (like steamed veggies in a bag).  Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring, time-consuming or difficult.

* Meal prep tips – If you meal prep (which I highly suggest you do!) than here are some tips for this particular meal:

  1.  Put the meat in the fridge the night before to thaw
  2. Dice up the bell peppers and store them in a container in the fridge
  3. If you are going to serve it with roasted veggies, roast them ahead of time.  If you don’t have time to roast them, at least cut them up
  4. If you are going to serve it with cauliflower-mashed potatoes – chop up the potatoes so they are ready to be boiled

 

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as me and my family did!

 

Cheers to Balance,

Kimberly

 

Here are some of the things I use to make this recipe.

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