Sunday, February 23, 2014

Make It Monday- Meatloaf

"Onions, carrots, and celery are the basis of everything. If you have those 3 things, you're half way to anything."
- Pluff Mud Kids Nanna 

Meatloaf = no left overs. It's simple and easy and never, ever fails as a crowd-pleaser. Chop your ingredients very finely and you can hide all sorts of goodness inside that your little chickadees will never even realize or question.

Gather the ingredients listed below and start to teach your little ones to chop at a young age. I've also loved this little chopper for years ( Pluff Mud Kids Nanna gave it to me for making baby food)...


You really have to make meatloaf with your hands. After each ingredient is added, get in there and really mix them together with your hands...


  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1 lb minced beef
  • 2 Tbls ketchup
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3 slices of bread, crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Finely chop the first four ingredients. Put the minced beef in a large mixing bowl and gradually add all other ingredients, adding the beaten egg last. Shape the meatloaf and place it in a loaf tin and cook for 1 hour uncovered or until cooked through. (put 2 Tbls water in the bottom of the loaf tin to keep the bottom from sticking and to keep the meatloaf moist.) Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

Simple. Easy. Done!

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