Serves 6 to 8
- 1 jar Monte Bene Garlic Marinara pasta sauce
- 1-1 1/2 lb ground beef or turkey (no more than 85% lean)
- 1 cup gluten-free oats
- 1 large egg
- 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 tbs natural cane sugar or brown sugar
In a large bowl, beat the egg, then add ground meat, onion, salt, pepper, cumin, parsley, milk, oats, and 1 cup of Monte Bene Garlic Marinara pasta sauce (and grated vegetables, if desired). Use your hands to mix the ingredients together. Continue to knead and mix for several minutes so that the spices are evenly distributed. If the meatloaf appears somewhat runny, add another 1/4-1/2 cup of oats. Tamp down the mixture in a bread pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Then warm the rest of the pasta sauce on the stove for about 2 minutes. Stir in the sugar, and pour the sauce over your meatloaf. Return loaf to the oven for 15 minutes.
(NOTE: You can check if your meatloaf is done using a meat thermometer - it should read at least 155 degrees.)
Remove loaf from oven, allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, slice, and serve!