Gluten Free Meatloaf Made Simple
Gluten free meatloaf can be pretty awkward to approach, in terms of cooking. Since meatloaf is already one of those dishes that people either love or hate, it’s important to think about why you’re going to cook the meatloaf in the first place!
Some people like their meatloaf tangy, some sweet, and some completely bland. None of these preferences are wrong, by any means! It only makes the choice of what kind to make a little tricky. I’d suggest something more neutral if you want to please a larger crowd. If you’re preparing it for someone who doesn’t like, say, the sweetness, of meatloaf, try preparing a tangy one!
When you add the task of making sure all your ingredients are gluten free, it can all seem a bit overwhelming. No need for worry! I’ve analyzed several gluten free meatloaf recipes and gathered a list of basic ingredients. This will be one of my customizable recipes, so the measurements are approximate. Do everything to taste! Remember to check all the labels of anything you buy in a store to prepare your meatloaf, too!
Basic Ingredients for Gluten Free Meatloaf
I like my meatloaf a little tangy, so replace anything tangy with something sweet if you’d rather!
- 2 lb gluten free ground turkey
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup carrots (shredded)
- 1 tbsp gluten free mustard
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp pepper
- 1 tbsp gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
- 1 small or medium onion (diced, for me)
- 1 medium or large egg
- 1/3 can unsalted tomato sauce
- (for the glaze/sauce)
2/3 can tomato sauce, 3 tsp brown sugar, 1 tsp cider vinegar, and a splash more of Worcestershire
- nonstick coating
- 9×5-inch loaf pan
- baking sheet
- small and large mixing bowl
Gluten Free Meatloaf Preparation
- Preheat the oven to about 400°F.
- Coat the loaf pan.
- In the small mixing bowl, mix the egg, 1/3 of the tomato sauce can, oats, carrots, onion, salt, pepper, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, and mustard.
- Set the ground turkey in the larger bowl and pour the ingredients from the small bowl in. Manipulate the meat until the ingredients have spread evenly.
- Put the meatloaf in the loaf pan, shape it up, and pour half (or all) of the glaze over it.
- Put the pan on top of a baking sheet to help prevent overspill.
- Bake until it is well done. (About an hour).
- Once cooked, I will pour my reserved glaze over the meatloaf immediately.
- Then, it will be set aside for around 5-15 minutes before serving!
Hopefully, your gluten free meatloaf turns out well and you have fun manipulating the measurements and ingredients to your liking!