This is the best kept secret in the kingdom ... you have to promise not to tell. It will just be between you and me. Are you ready?

This recipe is a favorite of the palace. The prince requested it as his birthday supper for his 5th and 6th birthdays. The Queen has no doubt that he will request it for his 7th birthday.

The Cast of Characters:

non-stick spray, grass-fed ground beef (because that is what the royal family raises and sells), ketchup, onion, parsley, brown sugar, salt, pepper, egg whites, and quick-cooking oats

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and let's get started.

Spray the rack of a broiler pan with non-stick spray and set aside. The Queen likes to line the pan to make clean-up easier. Sometimes, the Queen will use a metal loaf pan instead.

Mix together 1/2 cup ketchup, onion, parsley, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and egg whites.

Mix in the ground beef and oats.

Use your hands to get the ingredients well incorporated. Just think of all that love that is getting mixed in. The Queen recommends that you remove all royal jewels lest you find meatloaf in your rings in a few days. ewwww! (The prince took this picture. We may have a budding photographer on our hands!)

When it looks like this, you are ready to shape the loaf. (another photo by princely photography)

Place it on the broiler rack and top with remaining ketchup.

Bake for approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes. If you want to be precise, go for an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.

Remove from the oven and allow to rest for approximately 10 minutes ... if you can stand it! (This is probably not the prettiest loaf the Queen has ever made, but it won't be sticking around long.)

O.K. I couldn't stand it. I only waited 7 minutes. That is probably why it didn't slice well, but it sure did taste good.

Here's the handy recipe.

Grass-fed Beef Meat Loaf
3/4 cup ketchup, divided
1/4 cup minced fresh onion
1 Tbs. dried parsley
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 large egg whites
2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
1/2 cup quick cooking oats

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine 1/2 cup ketchup, onion, parsley, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and egg whites in a large bowl. Stir well. Add meat and oats. Mix with your hands until well mixed. Shape the mixture into an 8 x 4-inch loaf on a broiler pan coated with non-stick spray. Spread remaining 1/4 cup ketchup over meatloaf. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until done. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

I'm loving this recipe so much that I'm sharing it with others at Tidy Mom's website too. Jump over there to see what others love.

date Friday, March 19, 2010

4 comments to “Grass-fed Beef Meat Loaf”

  1. TidyMom
    March 19, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    I've never heard of oatmeal in meatloaf!! sounds good!! I love meatloaf.......but my family doesn't, so I don't get it too often!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    Thanks for linking up and have a GREAT weekend!

  1. Ebuck
    March 19, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    I like the squish it with your hands part. =)

  1. Queen Beverly
    March 20, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    Thanks Tidy Mom. I think the oatmeal works like a binder ingredient. Plus, it's healthy.

  1. Queen Beverly
    March 20, 2010 at 6:30 AM

    EBUCK: The mixing is the fun part. The only problem is if you are trying to take pictures at the same time!

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