Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Gluten Free Meatloaf Surprise

Ok folks having to go gluten free has practically made a mad scientist out of me...I can't stand the terrible flavors of the store bought gluten free items so to the kitchen with test tubes and a bunch of components I have gone and every now and then through all those experiments comes shining through one or two delicious meals...This one has become not only my favorite but a family favorite too so give it a try and I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do... :)

Gluten Free Meat Loaf Surprise
2 cups Corn Chex (run in food Processor to make 1 cup crumbs)
1 1/2 lbs. Hamburger
1 sweet Bell Pepper finely chopped
1 onion finely chopped
1 clove Garlic finely chopped
1tsp. ginger
1tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup parsley leaves chopped(can use cilantro here if you prefer that flavor)
2 Eggs
2 oz Cheddar cheese (white no additives sliced lengthwise off the brick)
2 Mozzarella cheese sticks (all natural no additives cut lengthwise in half)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all ingredients except the cheese together and place half of the meat mixture into a loaf pan make a channel down the center then place 2 halves of one Mozzarella stick in the bottom add the cheddar and place the 2 halves of the other mozzarella stick on the top place second half of meat mixture on top pushing down on the sides to seal the cheese in the center place in oven and bake until temp in center is 175 degrees (when putting thermometer into meat loaf be careful to NOT get it into the cheese pocket the reading will be wrong and cheese will leak out). Cook about 1 to 1 1/2 hrs at the end of this time if the temp is correct then cover with barbecue sauce and return to oven for another 5 min or so to thicken and caramelize the sauce...serve and enjoy!!