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Saucy Meatloaf

Being a beef farmer means we eat beef a few times a week. Many people do not know that before becoming a beef cattle farmer I never ate beef. In fact if it wasn’t chicken or turkey I wouldn’t touch it.

I never liked the texture or having to chew something for such a long period of time. So I never ate it. Then one day, Kevin and I had a conversation about ground turkey. He told me that every time we eat ground turkey we are eating multiple turkeys combined and packaged. But by eating our beef, that we raised, we know what they eat and when we have one butchered it’s only one cow at a time. Plus, he made a valid point, I couldn’t call myself a beef farmer and not eat beef.

With that said, I have taken a big step in my life! One of my favorite meals was always turkey meatloaf with sautéed kale or Brussel sprouts. Now its beef meatloaf and it is full of flavor. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Meatloaf in pan

Ingredients

2 lbs. ground beef

1 Tbs. ghee

1 large onion, diced

½ cup bell pepper, diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

3 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce

½ cup tomato sauce

½ Tbs. dried basil, paprika and oregano

1 cup bread crumbs

2 eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Place ground beef in a large bowl. Next, in a medium skillet melt the ghee. Add onions, bell pepper, garlic, basil, paprika, oregano,tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce, sauté until onions are translucent. Once done place in with beef and add bread crumbs and eggs. Mix well. Place into a well-greased 8×8 pan and baked at 350° for 50 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes and Enjoy!

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