Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Confetti Meatloaf

I am not going to lie. My kids are not the greatest eaters. With the exception of broccoli, and the occasional pea, I stand on my head trying to get them to eat veggies. Meat is not easy either. So, for at least 3 years, I have been wracking my brain to put together a no fail, meat and veggie combo. A big thanks to Sharon S., one of the moms I chat with online, I put together a meatloaf that was divine. Sharon had mentioned several times how she would sneak veggies into her daughter's meals and she had a kick butt recipe for meatloaf. Of course, I never copied the recipe, so I used some of this things she mentioned and winged the rest of it. My kids hoovered the meatloaf. I was afraid my hands would get caught in the crossfire if I got too close when giving them seconds and thirds. As usual, this was an easy prep, bake and clean up recipe. Did I forget to mention healthy?

Confetti Meatloaf (feeds 4)
1 pound ground beef or turkey
1/2 large green pepper
1/2 large red pepper
1/4 large onion
1 TSP Lawry's Seasoned salt
1/4 TSP pepper
1/2-3/4 cup of Progresso Garlic and Herb Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350.
Roughly cut onion and peppers. Add to food processor and pulse until the consistency is between a dice and a puree. Add peppers and onion mixture to ground beef or turkey. Add other ingredients to meat until evenly combined. Form a loaf and add to meatloaf pan. Place meatloaf in oven. Set timer to 20 minutes and check the loaf to see its progress. It should take between 30 to 40 minutes total.

1 comment:

Mrs. O said...

You can also puree carrot into meatloaf and it is virtually undectable. ;-) I have to sneak veggies into my kids' mouths, too.