Today I decided to take the pound of hamburg from the freezer and make a meatloaf for supper. I was sharing with a friend today that I made it using oatmeal. She was surprised as she has only made it with bread crumbs. Bread crumbs are “okay” even with the gluten free variety, but I have found over the years that oatmeal makes a more fulfilling loaf.
Every meatloaf I make, is slightly different from the last, as I will either use a low-fat ground beef, venison, bison or turkey. My favorite is using ground bison, followed by venison. Whatever your option, consider the meats that are low fat, home raised on natural grass feed, etc. It produces a nicer flavor meatloaf and less greasy.
The oatmeal should be gluten free. Oatmeal does get processed on the same conveyor belts as other gluten flours, etc., so be aware of this when selecting your oatmeal. There are oatmeal sources that are processed separate from any other gluten products. This is very important for those who have Celiac. If you are sensitive, you might be able to tolerate it.
Gluten & Milk Free Cheese Meatloaf
Serves 6 – 8 portioned servings
- 1 pound ground meat
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 eggs
- 1 small onion (chopped into small pieces)
- 1 Tbls. mustard
- 1 Tbls. Ketchup
- 1/2 tsp. All Spice
- Salt & Pepper
- Daiya Shredded Cheese substitute (I used the cheddar flavor yet they also have mozzarella as well) – Milk, soy & gluten free
- Preheat overn to 350 degrees
- In dish that you will bake in, mix hamburg, oatmeal and eggs until well mixed.
- Add to your mixture the chopped onion and remaining seasonings.
- When all mixed, then pressed into your baking dish, cover the top with the shredded Daiya cheese substitute
- Place in over to bake for 50-60 min.
You will see some boiling on the sides of your dish. Do not despair, the boiling is not and indicator that the loaf is greasy, but rather that your meatloaf is moist.
Serve with your favorite veggies. This evening we enjoyed out meatloaf with acorn squash, peas and green beans. Well, to be honest, I am not a fan of peas and my husband is not a fan of green beans, so I had green beans while he enjoyed his meal with the peas.
Choosing to eat healthy without gluten and milk in our diets.
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Laura D. Field
Reflective Tapestry of Life
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