According to Food Network meatloaf is the most popular recipe search on their site in the fall. Even before I heard that this morning, I was thinking of making a meatloaf, since my sons, daughter-in-law and darling granddaughter were coming for dinner. And I agree with those looking for a recipe that meatloaf does seem like a nice meal for a cool autumn day.
However, I don’t need to search the internet because I have my favorite meatloaf recipe that I’ve made hundreds of times over the years. It is one of the recipes that uses my go-to spice blend, McCormick Grill Mate Montreal Chicken Seasoning as the flavor enhancer. Worcestershire Sauce and ketchup are in the supporting cast as well. Today I am adding chopped vegetables into the baking dish to create a Sunday style complete meal.
Meatloaf with Roasted Vegetables
5 Medium Yukon Gold Potatoes – unpeeled and diced into 1 inch cubes
4 or 5 Medium Carrots – peeled and sliced in one inch chunks
2 Medium Onions – peeled and diced into one inch cubes
2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
2 lb Ground Turkey or Ground Beef
3 Tbs Montreal Chicken Seasoning
2 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Salt
1/4 C Onion – finely diced
3/4 C Whole or Instant Oats – I prefer this to bread crumbs
3/4 C Ketchup
1/4 C Additional Ketchup – to top meatloaf
Mix the vegetables, salt, pepper and olive oil and put them in a microwave safe dish. Cover and cook on high for 5 or more minutes until the vegetables start to soften. Set aside.
Thoroughly mix all remaining ingredients except the 1/4 cup additional ketchup in large bowl. Shape into oblong loaf in middle of 13 x 9 baking dish prepared with cooking spray. Cover meatloaf with reserved ketchup, spreading evenly over top. Arrange vegetables around the the meatloaf. Salt and pepper vegetables. Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper are preferred.
Bake covered in foil at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 30-40 minutes until loaf is browned and no pinkness remains. Serve with additional ketchup or Pickapeppa Sauce for an extra kick.