Pumpkin Meatloaf with BBQ Glaze
Tonight I went to a spin class with a good friend of mine, who has her own blog. And I knew, that when I got home, I would be starving.
That’s why I decided to make a meatloaf. So easy, so good. And with a little help from my boyfriend (who simple put it in the oven for me at the correct time), it was almost ready, when I got home, exhausted and spent.
All it took was a bit of prepping, which I did in the afternoon. I combined all of the ingredients and put the loaf in a loaf pan, so it was only a matter of putting it in the oven.
I usually make my meatloaves after a recipe over at A Feast for the Eyes. She named the recipe The very best meatloaf recipe. I promise! – and it never disappoints You need to try that one out as well. This time, though, I had a little pumpkin purre left over from when I made my Pumpkin Granola with Berries and Quinoa, so I decided to make a pumpkin meatloaf. I love cheese in my meatloaf and also had some basil, that needed to be used, and it worked well in the dish. It was SOOOOOOO good!
I served it with brocolli tossed with a bit of garlic oil and simple, organic tomatoes. Look at the color of the meat loaf!
Pumpkin Meatloaf 2013-10-21 21:52:19 Serves 4 Delicious pumpkin meatloaf with amazing glaze
1 hr 15 min
For the meatloaf
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, minced
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 cups bread crumbs
- 1/2 pound ground veal
- 1/2 pound pork
- 1/4 cup cheddar, grated
- 1/4 cup mozarella, grated
For the BBQ glaze
- ½ cup ketchup
- 3 tbsp muscovado sugar
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees F.)
- Cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil for about 5 minutes in a skillet.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, mustard, and hot sauce together. Add parsley, basil, salt, and pepper. Add bread crumbs and make sure, they’re soaked well.
- Add the pork, veal, cheddar, mozzarella and the cooked onions. Mix well.
- Oil the loaf pan and add the meat mixture.
- In a small bowl stir together ketchup, sugar, and vinegar. Brush meat with half of the ketchup glaze.
- Bake in oven for about 1 hour. Internal temperature of loaf should be 70 degrees C. (160 degrees F)
- Serve with the rest of the ketchup mixture as a dressing.