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Spice up your Meatloaf with some roasted vegetables that's easy on the budget!

Yield:
6
Prep time:
20
Cook time:
1 hour and 5 min

Recipe by Milk Calendar 2017

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • Large Baking Sheet
  • Saucepan
  • Cutting Board
  • Large Chopping Knife

Ingredients

  • MEATLOAF:
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) soft fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 lb (750 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) each, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup (175 mL) ketchup
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) each, brown sugar and any style vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot sauce
  • ROASTED VEGETABLES:
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 red pepper, cut into wide strips
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) melted butter
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • CHEESE SAUCE:
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 2/4 cup (175 mL) coarsely grated aged Canadian Cheddar
  • Chopped parsley (optional)

Instructions

1. Meatloaf: Preheat oven to 375⁰F (190⁰C). In a large bowl, place milk, eggs, and bread crumbs. Whisk. Let stand 5 min.

2. Stir in beef and remaining ingredients; press into a lightly buttered 9x5-inch (2 L) loaf pan.

3. Glaze: Stir ingredients together and spoon evenly over meatloaf. Bake meatloaf about 1 hour. 

4. Roasted Vegetables: Place zucchini and red pepper in a large bowl. Toss with butter, basil, salt and pepper; turn onto a large baking sheet. Roast, during the last 30 min of cooking meatloaf. Add tomatoes during last 5 min.

5. Cheese Sauce: Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour then salt. Gradually add milk, stirring constatnly until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, about 3 min. Add cheddar; stir until melted. Carefully drain any liquid from meatloaf pan. Let stand 10 min. 

6. Remove meatloaf from pan to a cutting board. Serve sliced with vegetables and cheese sauce. Sprinkly with chopped parsley. 

Cooking Tip: To make fresh bread crumbs, whirl bread in a food processor. Extra can be frozen. 

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