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    Meatloaf full of chopped vegetables

    I want to try to make a meatloaf that has a lot of chopped vegetables in it. I plan on using a lb of ground beef (80/20), 1/2 a "chub" of Jimmy Dean sausage ('cause it's what I have on hand) some chopped onion, bell peppers, celery and chopped bacon. I want to add a few more vegetables but nothing that would make the loaf too wet. My mom's meatloaf was my favorite because it had a somewhat, bready texture. Probably because she used her saved up bread heels to use in the meatloaf. Is there something else I could use to get the same texture? I realize the egg does the binding not the breading.
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    Grated Parmesan cheese might do the trick.. its what I mix with the ground meat to make meatza base.
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    About how much Parmesan to 1 1/2 lbs of meat. I bet it would add to the flavor. Thanks.

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    I tend to just eye it but probably between 1/2-3/4 cup
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    Thanks. Measurements help, I don't guesstimate real well.

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    I put a small onion, a carrot and 1/2 a bell pepper, maybe some broccoli, in the food processor and pulse to bread crumb consistency. Then I gently sautee in butter to soften which releases some of the liquid. I grate/pulse a small sweet potato and add it to the cooked veggies and cool it to room temp, then add it into 3 or 4 lb of meat and a couple of eggs and seasonings. Makes 2 meatloaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in BC View Post
    I put a small onion, a carrot and 1/2 a bell pepper, maybe some broccoli, in the food processor and pulse to bread crumb consistency. Then I gently sautee in butter to soften which releases some of the liquid. I grate/pulse a small sweet potato and add it to the cooked veggies and cool it to room temp, then add it into 3 or 4 lb of meat and a couple of eggs and seasonings. Makes 2 meatloaves.
    Thanks, I cook just for me (no one else in the family is primal) and your suggestions sound like what I'm looking for. I think I'm probably lazy. I'm sort of want to make a one dish meal out of a meatloaf so I can just slice it and nuke it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
    Thanks, I cook just for me (no one else in the family is primal) and your suggestions sound like what I'm looking for. I think I'm probably lazy. I'm sort of want to make a one dish meal out of a meatloaf so I can just slice it and nuke it.
    Since I'm putting some pork sausage in the meatloaf about what internal temp should I be looking for? And . . . should the oven temp be about 350?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in BC View Post
    I put a small onion, a carrot and 1/2 a bell pepper, maybe some broccoli, in the food processor and pulse to bread crumb consistency. Then I gently sautee in butter to soften which releases some of the liquid. I grate/pulse a small sweet potato and add it to the cooked veggies and cool it to room temp, then add it into 3 or 4 lb of meat and a couple of eggs and seasonings. Makes 2 meatloaves.
    I sort of wondered if I needed to saute the vegetables a bit before adding to the mix. It would guarantee everything is cooked when it's finished. I'll have to use my Ninja my food processor is still in storage. Hope it will work as well. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
    I sort of wondered if I needed to saute the vegetables a bit before adding to the mix. It would guarantee everything is cooked when it's finished. I'll have to use my Ninja my food processor is still in storage. Hope it will work as well. Thanks
    Mainly I do it to cook the onions. I cant eat them raw, and sometimes in meatloaf they end up undercooked.
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