This meatloaf is perfect for families and also makes for easy and delicious leftovers! Using simple and healthy ingredients, this hearty dish is nutrient-dense and nourishing. A staple recipe for any household, this meatloaf is truly the best!
Health Benefit: This meat loaf recipe is filled with vegetables like onions, spinach, and mushrooms which provides a great source of fiber to help keep us fuller longer. Vegetables also contain B vitamins to support energy and metabolism. This dish is high in protein from ground beef, turkey, or chicken which helps maintain healthy bones and muscles.
- Cutting board
- Saute pan
- Large bowl
- Loaf pan
- 1.5 lb ground beef (or ground chicken or turkey)
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 cup mushroom, sliced
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, regular or whole wheat
- ketchup (optional)
You can substitute/add any of the ingredients for some of your favorites. Feel free to substitute ground chicken or turkey in place of meat for a lean protein option. Any kind of breadcrumbs can be used.
Step by Step Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 F
Sauté vegetables; Add to a large bowl with ground meat of choice; Add remaining ingredients; Mix until well-combined
Add mixture to a greased loaf pan; Cook for 25 minutes if using ground beef (slightly less time for white meat turkey and/or chicken)
Optional: Brush top of meatloaf with ketchup midway through cooking