Gluten/dairy free mini loaves & mashed w/ gravy hit the spot! I grew up in the midwest with mostly meat and potato families. Sure we had vegetables, but they were mostly considered a condiment. As my taste buds changed over the years so has my idea of meatloaf. Now, I make mini loaves which do not take as long to make.
I personally like ground bison only because the texture and taste of ground hamburger and turkey just turn me off. Bison is lean and a lot of recipes call for adding pork or something less lean to it so that it’s not dry. I have found adding egg, onion, and either tomato paste or ketchup works just fine.
These portions are all just a guess. I don’t like to measure when it comes to creating in the kitchen. Please just let this be a guide for your own creation…
- COMBINE 1 pound ground bison, 1 egg, some breadcrumbs, 1 tbsp. thyme, 1 tbsp. garlic, 1 tsp. sage, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tbsp. dried oregano, a little ketchup or tom. paste, finely diced onion, & S/P.
- MAKE loaf’s & place onto sheet pan.
- SPREAD ketchup or tom. paste over them, sprinkle with dried oregano, & S/P. BAKE at 350 for 20-30 minutes.
- PEEl 6 Idaho potatoes and cut into cubes.
- Boil until fork tender.
- Use a ricer to mash them.
- ADD garlic powder, EVOO, and S/P.
- WHISK 1/2 cup *sweet rice flour with room temperature water until you get a pasty consistency.
- HEAT some broth from a box on medium high heat.
- WHISK flour combination into broth until it’s thick enough to look like gravy.
- ADD 1 tbsp. ground sage, 1 tbsp. garlic powder, and S/P to taste. I use bone broth which has great health benefits, but not a lot of flavor. That’s why I add a lot of seasoning.
*Sweet rice flour has a high starch content making it an extremely efficient thickening agent for sauces and gravy. I use Ener-G and they have a great explanation of sweet rice flour. I actually found it at my local King Soopers (Kroger) or you could get it at a health food store.
I wish I was a better photographer, but sometimes I’m just so hungry and I like to eat it when it’s hot. Who am I kidding I’m still not a good photographer even if I weren’t hungry! This one tasted way better than it looks as do most of my creations.
Let me know if you try these mini loaves sometime and how they turned out for you.
Thanks for listening!