Right now I have a 3 years old and a 5 years old and to get them to eat veggies is not the easiest task.
I did not have a full pound of ground beef to prepare a meatloaf and I wanted my kids to eat their veggies, so I created this recipe to hide the cauliflower and mushrooms and at the same time would fill out the other 1/2 pound of ground beef I did not have it. And it was a success.The kids ate all their hidden vegetables, and Kevin hates mushrooms.
here is my recipe:
2 cups of lean ground beef
3 eggs beaten
1 cup of panko bread crumbs
1 table spoons of ketchup
1 table spoons of Tony roma’s barbecue sauce ( you can use any barbecue sauce you wish)
1 table spoon of garlic powder
1 tea spoons of smoked paprika
1 table spoon of Wholegrain Chardonnay mustard
1 table spoon of kosher salt
1/2 tea spoon of Chipotle Peppers – Smoked, dried jalapenos powder
1 tea spoon of Greek seasoning
1/3 cauliflower grated small
6 chopped crimini mushrooms ( have to stir fry first)
2 table spoons of olive oil
sesame seeds for the top
1 table spoon of barbecue sauce
1 table spoon of ketchup
1 tea spoon of Sriracha Sauce
how to prepare it:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Separate Non-Stick Parchment Baking Paper.
Get a bread pan where you will put the meat mixture inside to roast it.
Get a pan and stir fry the mushrooms with salt, pepper in olive oil. Remove from the heat and wait to cool down.
Place the ground beef, eggs, panko and room temperature stir fry mushrooms in a large bowl. Mix by hand, and add the rest of the ingredients but not the sesame seeds. Form into a loaf shape, and place on a BREAD baking pan with the parchment paper under the mixture. Drizzle with the mixture of the Topping section. Sprinkles the sesame seeds on top.
It will be moist by the veggies, it tasted better than I expected and I’ll be repeating this recipe many times.
Bake 45 min in the preheated oven and broil for 5 min.
Serve with Quinoa cooked in chicken broth.