Ah meatloaf. Some people love it, and others hate it. I’ll admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan as a kid, but now I crave my mom’s meatloaf. Paired with yummy squash it can really hit the spot on a cold winter night. My mother had always made her meatloaf with egg in it, but she had been thinking for awhile that she probably could tweak it a little to allow for the loss of the egg. A few weeks ago we decided to give it a try.
We made the meatloaf on the same day that we made the egg free doughnuts. Needless to say at dinner time Nick was still in a lot of pain from teething, so he refused to touch the meatloaf. Actually he wouldn’t eat the squash either which he normally loves, so that’s saying something. Whether Nick ate it or not it was a complete success and it tasted just as good as always. I will say it didn’t hold it’s shape quite as well as it used to, but unless you’re going for a five-star restaurant presentation then you should be fine. We also didn’t have any plain oatmeal on hand when we made it (mom thought she had some), so when we try it again we may find that it turns out even better.
My mother’s meatloaf recipe is one of her own creations. She has never been a fan of most meatloaf recipes, so she took a little of this, and a little of that to give it a taste that she liked. In the recipe below I have specific measurements for the ingredients, but my mother doesn’t measure precisely when she makes this recipe, so you may find that you might need to also tweak things a little to get it the exact way you want it. Sometimes the original mix can come out a bit soupy (this luckily not the case for us when we made it). When that happens you’ll probably want to add more oatmeal.
Egg Free Meatloaf Recipe
1lb burger (I personally like to use a 1lb tube of ground turkey burger)
1/2 can tomato soup
1 sleeve Ritz crackers crushed
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup barbeque sauce any flavor
Pepper to taste
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup barbeque sauce
- Mix the meatloaf ingredients together.
- Pour mix into an oven safe bowl and bake for 45 minutes at 350.
- Mix topping ingredients together.
- Take meatloaf out of the oven and put topping on with a basting brush.
- Put the meatloaf back into the oven and bake for another 15 minutes at 350.