Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gluten Free Meatloaf Recipe

When I got married I had to learn to read labels since my husband has celiac disease and can't eat anything with gluten in it. Serving gluten free dinners has gotten easier and isn't so intimidating any more but one thing i've never made for my family is meatloaf. Seeing as a key ingredient to meatloaf are breadcrumbs I just crossed it off my dinner idea list. But recently I discovered this recipe for meatloaf that is gluten free. Instead of bread crumbs you use mushrooms!
I decided to make it for dinner last night and it turned out really good. I loved the mushrooms. And since more and more of my friends are going gluten free -Hi Carla! Hi Heather!- i thought i would post the recipe.

Gluten Free Meatloaf

Found the recipe here.
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 ½ tsps of salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp freshly ground cracked pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 cups of white mushrooms, finely chopped (or substitute 1 cup of gluten free breadcrumbs)
  • A little butter
  • 1 tsp red chile pepper flakes or powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of ketchup
  • 1 Tbls honey
  • Dash of Tabasco and a dash of Worcestershire (The Worcestershire may contain gluten... be careful to check and omit if desired)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Heat a Tbls or so of butter in a medium skillet and sauté the mushrooms until softened, 2 or 3 minutes will do. (The mushrooms take the place of the breadcrumbs, making the loaf gluten free and keeping it from getting too dense)
  3. In a bowl, mix together the two meats, all of the herbs, the egg, the onion, the garlic, the salt and pepper and the mushrooms (if not using mushrooms, substitute 1 cup of gluten free bread crumbs)
  4. Mix well and then test a small amount of the meat mixture for seasoning by microwaving a spoonful in a small bowl until cooked. If needed, adjust seasonings (you should be OK, but this is an easy step and it ensures a tasty loaf…ever forgot the salt in a recipe!?! I have, and so I like to taste as I go!)
  5. Pat the meat into a loaf pan. Place a little parchment paper on a baking sheet (you could also use aluminum foil) and invert the loaf pan onto the parchment paper. Tap the bottom of the loaf pan with a knife before you lift it away, to ensure that your meat loaf slides cleanly out of the loaf pan and onto the paper.
  6. Mix together the ketchup, honey, hot sauce and Worcestershire
  7. Place the meatloaf into the preheated oven, and after 10 or 15 minutes or so, take out briefly to spread the glaze over all exposed sides. Continue cooking until you reach 150 degrees on an instant read thermometer in the deepest interior of the loaf (about 40 minutes)
That’s it that’s all. This is so very good!

Do you go gluten free and if so send me your go to recipes, please!


justByou . said...

I've never seen a gluten free meatloaf. I'll have to print this to try! Thanks!
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Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

This recipe looks delicious - I love mushrooms!
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Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I don't know anybody gluten free, but I'd still give this a shot! It sounds delicious.

Melissa G. said...

Thanks for following along with us Angie! I'm now following you as well. That recipe for the coconut cream pie is on my to do list! yum!