Vegetable Meatloaf

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Vegetable Meatloaf

This is a simple, high-protein meal, packed with minerals and vitamins.

You dont need a loaf pan to make this main dish; just shape the meatloaf with your hands on a baking sheet.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 50-60 minutes
Serves: 8

Ingredients
1 cup rolled oats
1 medium onion, thickly sliced
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
2 stalks celery, cut into large pieces
3 gloves garlic, peeled and halved
1 tablespoon olive oil
cup ketchup
cup canned pumpkin puree, divided
1 kg ground beef
1 large egg
cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground black pepper

Method
Preheat the oven to 190C.
In a blender, process the oats until they turn into fine pieces. Set the oats aside in a large bowl.
Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic to the blender; process until the vegetables are finely chopped.


Vegetable Meatloaf

In a large skillet, preheat the oil and add the chopped vegetables. Cook the vegetables for about 10 minutes until they become tender. Then, turn the heat off and let the vegetables cool for 10 minutes.


Vegetable Meatloaf

Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the ketchup and cup pumpkin puree.
To the bowl with the oats add cooked vegetables, and the remaining cup pumpkin puree, ground beef, egg, parsley, salt and pepper. Combine all the ingredients.


Vegetable Meatloaf

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminium foil. With your hands, shape the ground-beef mixture into a loaf shape.


Vegetable Meatloaf

Cover the meatloaf with the ketchup mixture.


Vegetable Meatloaf

Bake the meatloaf for about 50-60 minutes, until cooked thoroughly. Let the meatloaf rest for about 15 minutes, before slicing.

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