Indulge in a healthier twist on the classic meatloaf with our Veggie Stuffed Marvel Meatloaf. This recipe surprises your taste buds with a hidden vegetable filling that adds a burst of flavor and an extra dose of nutrition.
Prepare to fall in love with this scrumptious dish that combines the comforting familiarity of meatloaf with the delightful surprise of hidden veggies. Get ready to savor each bite and nourish your body with this wholesome creation!
After it is made, the Veggie Stuffed Marvel Meatloaf presents a mouthwatering sight that will make your taste buds tingle with anticipation. The golden-brown crust glistens, hinting at the delightful flavors that await beneath its surface. As you slice into the meatloaf, the surprising burst of vibrant colors emerges—a tantalizing mosaic of rich brown meat, verdant spinach, and specks of orange from the grated carrot.
The filling is beautifully concealed, giving a nod to the unexpected twist within. The glaze, with its sticky and glossy texture, coats the top, adding a touch of sweetness and enhancing the overall appeal. As you plate the slices, the aroma of savory meat and herbs wafts through the air, arousing your appetite.
Serve this masterpiece alongside creamy mashed potatoes, vibrant steamed vegetables, and let the image capture the excitement of uncovering the hidden vegetable surprise.
Serve generous slices of the Veggie Stuffed Marvel Meatloaf alongside your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. Enjoy the surprise of the vegetable filling and savor the delicious, wholesome flavors!
Veggie Stuffed Marvel Meatloaf Recipe
For the meatloaf:
1 ½ pounds ground beef
1 cup breadcrumbs
½ cup milk
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
For the vegetable filling:
1 medium zucchini, grated
1 medium carrot, grated
1 cup baby spinach, finely chopped
For the glaze:
½ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease a loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, chopped onion, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
In a separate bowl, combine the grated zucchini, grated carrot, and finely chopped baby spinach. Set aside.
Take half of the meatloaf mixture and press it into the bottom of the greased loaf pan, creating an even layer.
Spoon the vegetable filling over the meat mixture in the pan, spreading it out evenly.
Take the remaining meatloaf mixture and place it on top of the vegetable filling. Press it down gently to seal the edges and completely cover the vegetables.
In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar to make the glaze.
Pour the glaze evenly over the top of the meatloaf, allowing it to drip down the sides.
Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C) when tested with a meat thermometer.
Once cooked, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Note: Feel free to experiment with other vegetables like bell peppers or mushrooms for the filling, based on your preferences.
Nutrition Facts for Veggie Stuffed Marvel Meatloaf Recipe
Serving Size: 1 slice (approximately 1/8 of the meatloaf)
Amount Per Serving:
Total Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 4.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 19g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Vitamin D: 2mcg (10% DV)
Calcium: 80mg (6% DV)
Iron: 3.2mg (18% DV)
Potassium: 450mg (10% DV)
Vitamin A: 3500IU (40% DV)
Vitamin C: 8mg (10% DV)
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
The values may vary depending on the specific ingredients and brands used in the recipe.
Note: The nutrition label provided is an estimate and should be used for informational purposes only. It is always advisable to consult a qualified healthcare professional for specific dietary concerns or questions.