Several years ago, when I first moved into my own house, one of my already-married-with a-family best friends gave me a cook book of her favorite recipes. I still use many of them, but one in particular has become a family favorite....Microwave Meatloaf.
We LOVE meatloaf, but when I was working full time there was rarely enough time (or energy) left at the end of a work day to make it. I was thrilled when I received her cook book and discovered a recipe for microwave meatloaf!
Now that we have two active kids and schedules get a little crazy, it still comes in handy. Plus, it's YUMMY (a must for any recipe, right?).
1.5 lb ground beef
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs*
1 egg, beaten**
3/4 cup milk***
1/4 cup chopped onion
1.5 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup your favorite BBQ sauce or ketchup
Combine all but the BBQ sauce and mix well.
Pack mixture into a 2-quart microwavable dish.
Microwave on high for 5 minutes, then cover with BBQ sauce or ketchup.
Cover and cook another 15 minutes or until done. Enjoy!
Food allergy notes:
*For wheat/soy allergy, replace bread crumbs with gluten/soy-free crackers, finely ground or 1/2 cup oats and 1 tsp Italian seasoning.
**For our Little Man's egg allergy, I simply omit the egg and add some extra milk.
***Milk allergy: replace milk with substitute of your choice (rice, soy, etc.)
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