Monday, June 12, 2006

Daddy's Meatloaf

My dad was sick for about 5 years before he passed away and during that time he was on a low sodium, low fat diet. Now he was never one to want to be on a diet, but he raved over this dish when I made it for him.

I got this recipe from one of his renal patient cookbooks and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. (Now, Adam and I add ketchup to it and it makes not-so-low-sodium, but either way it was a nice moist & flavorful meatloaf.)

1 ½ pound ground beef
½ cup unsalted saltine crackers, crushed
2 eggs, beaten
1 can (8oz) low sodium tomato sauce
¼ cup onion, chopped
2 Tbsp hatch chiles, chopped
1 tsp thyme leaves, crushed
1 tsp marjoram leaves, crushed
1 tsp salt (optional - won't be very low sodium if you do this)

Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. In a prepared loaf pan, press mixture firmly into pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.


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