30 Jan 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
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
- Heat oven to 375 F
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl
- Shape it into a loaf and put it on a pan and bake in the oven for 1 hour or until cooked completely through.
- 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
- 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.
- Steamed asparagus (I used the kind that steams in a bag)
- Roasted veggies
- Cauliflower mashed potatoes – I use a mix of cauliflower and potatoes and you’d never know there was cauliflower in them!
- 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:
- Put the meat in the fridge the night before to thaw
- Dice up the bell peppers and store them in a container in the fridge
- 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
- 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,
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