I tried a new spin on making meatloaf today and ended up in brilliant success. With organic ground beef prices on the rise, I blended soy based crumbles into the mix to keep the costs down, as well as using no eggs. This is a super simple, yummy, make ahead meal I dare you to try! So, take 1 Lb ground beef and 1 package soy based crumbles and put into a large bowl. Next add 1/2 Cup rolled oats and 1/2 Cup Italian dressing. You could stop here but I like to sneak vegetables in where I can so I then added 1 shredded carrot & half of an onion diced, along with salt & pepper. Next, get your hands dirty and mix ingredients thoroughly. Place mixture into a greased bread loaf tin and top with barbecue sauce. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until firm. Dinner is served!
** Save yourself some time in the future by doubling this recipe, baking 2 pans of meatloaf and freezing one for a night when you need an effortless dinner.