It is definitely the time of year for crockpot food! Mmmmm. Living tiny also is a really good motivator for easy food. However, we’re not willing to compromise our healthy choices or taste! …definitely not taste!
I have been craving some meatloaf for probably a couple of weeks now. It is a little funny to hear myself say that. I was vegetarian several years ago for probably 5 years. I was doing it for “health reasons” or so I thought. I am a big fan of giving my body plenty of protein from animal sources nowadays. Of course clean options are what I go for. I switched over to grassfed beef a couple of years ago and am shocked at how different it tastes!! It is amazing! Plus I feel far better about what I am putting in my body without all the antibiotics and pesticides…
I’m at the end of day 3 of my January 30 day challenge, and part of that means I follow the balanced, portion controlled, clean eating plan provided by the 21 Day Fix. So, here’s a yummy 21 Day Fix approved (& hubby approved) meatloaf recipe!
- 2 lbs grass fed, ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup no sugar added tomato sauce
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Pinch each of salt & pepper
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 1 Tbsp mustard
- 2 tsp dried minced onion
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Grease the inside of the crockpot with olive oil or butter.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well…using your hands is the best method!
Shape into a loaf…I have a circle crock pot and it worked fine…but I do think an oval shaped cooker would help it cook a little better/faster.
Place loaf into slow cooker, cover & cook on low 5-6 hours: until meat thermometer reads 160F.
If you’d like, at last 15 minutes or so of cooking, add a mixture of a small amount of ketchup/Worcestershire sauce over the top of the loaf.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
21 Day Fix Containers per serving:
1 red, 1/4 yellow, 1/4 blue, 1/8 purple.
Delish and great along side a big salad or asparagus!