Organic Grass-Fed Beef
We rarely eat meat at our house, but when we do we make sure that it’s organic, grass-fed beef. It’s not only better for you, but it tastes much better too. I find that I don’t need to drain off any excess fat when I cook organic beef, which is a huge plus when it comes to watching fat content.
Meat is usually just an accompaniment when we do eat it – an addition to pasta sauce, casseroles, etc. Every once in a great while though we like to have a little good old-fashioned comfort food, and nothing says comfort for us like a tasty meat loaf with some steak fries or mac and cheese on the side. So here’s my own personal take on a classic.
Michelle’s Easy Herbed Meat Loaf
- Approximately 2 pounds organic grass-fed ground beef
- 2 cups fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup organic milk
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 2 organic eggs
- 2 tsp salt (or to taste if you prefer less salt)
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 Tbs dried basil
- 1 Tbs Herbes de Provence (you can find this in bottles at Whole Foods, or you can make your own from scratch)
In a large bowl mix together ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, onion, eggs, and spices. Mix well.
Next, spoon mixture into a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan, making sure to level the top. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Once meat loaf is done, let stand five minutes at room temperature, draining off any excess liquid. Turn meat loaf out onto a serving plate if desired.
Have a great organic meat loaf recipe? Like my take on the classic meat loaf? Feel free to let us know by leaving a comment below, or send me a tweet on twitter @greenearthbazar