Gluten free, grain free, nut free, these little meat loaves are delicious, even without tomato sauce! After pureeing the vegetables, use a wooden spoon to help combine with the meat. I find that if the meat is right out of the refrigerator it will cool the vegetables down enough to handle fairly soon. Don't add the egg to hot vegetable puree or it will cook!
Very savoury and tasty meatloaf. I halved the recipe, at least I meant to. I used 500 grams of ground beef but halved almost all the other ingredients by mistake, so I think my vegetable purée to meat ratio was off a bit. I still used a whole egg though. It came out moist and delicious and the loaves held together well. In the end, I got 828 grams of final mixture, therefore I made each mini loaf about 135 grams (give or take) before cooking. I then used an entire slice of bacon on each, just because, and the result was a moist and tender meatloaf, full of flavour. After 30 minutes the whole house smelled of this zippy tomato aroma that made you wish you could speed up the oven. I served these with zucchini noodles and it was almost like eating a spaghetti and meatball dinner. Kids and adults agreed that the flavour is unique and inviting and should enter into the monthly rotation at home. Thanks Bibi for this new twist on meatloaf, thought I'd seen them all. :-) - 10 Feb 2015 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
We loved these little guys! I didn't have spinach so I substituted kale and added mushrooms and some red bell pepper. They were wonderful and will definitely make them again. I used 1pound of hamburger and halved all the remaining ingredients. It made 6 small loaves. - 21 Jun 2017 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I made this a little different from the recipe and the whole family loved it! I used chopped onion and celery as well as chopped red pepper - I cooked all those ingredients together in the first step and then followed the rest. I have 3 kids 10 and under and they all ate it. I am definitely going to make this again. - 11 May 2017 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)