I roast carrots and cabbage “steaks,” but you could do anything you want, as all veggies pair well with this meatloaf. Another favorite is roasted brussels sprouts with walnuts!
I recommend allowing yourself about 2 hours before serving to get everything caramelized and roasted properly without rushing!
* Watch me (Youtube video) make this recipe HERE!
- 1-2 lbs ground beef (if you like more “meaty” of a meatloaf, use 2 lbs)
- 1 sweet onion, sliced as thinly as possible
- 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 TBS butter or olive oil
- 1 TBS tomato paste
- 2 TBS Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 tsps yellow mustard
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tsp all-spice seasoning or any blend of your favorites (I used Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute)
- 1 TBS balsamic glaze
- 1 egg (2 if you like your meatloaf to be more firm and held together)
- 1/4 cup italian breadcrumbs
- Start by caramelizing your onions. Add butter and/or oil to your pan, turn on medium-low. Add sliced onions. Add a pinch of salt, give a quick stir to coat the onions, and leave it alone for a bit. I usually take about 30-45 minutes to do this, stirring a few times to turn the onions over.
- Make sauce mix that will go on top of the meatloaf, as well as inside. In a bowl, mix tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, yellow mustard, pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, all-spice or seasoning blend, balsamic glaze. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, scramble your egg. Add breadcrumbs. Whisk together. Add ground beef and mix until combined by hand. Don’t overmix!
- Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Ensure your meat is cooked in the center and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
- Roast whatever veggies you want on the side or serve with a salad.