Servings: Serves 6, 1-inch wide pieces
1/3 cup of finely chopped celery
1/3 cup of finely chopped green bell pepper
½ cup of finely chopped onion
2 pounds of ground sirloin or 93/7 ground beef
2 Tbl of Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup of canned tomato sauce (No sugar. Hunts is a good brand)
2 – 3 tsp of Cajun seasoning (No sugar)
1 tsp of garlic powder
For the Topping:
1/3 cup of tomato sauce
3 Tbl of tomato paste
1 Tbl of Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Chop the veggies and toss in a big bowl. Add the beef, Worcestershire, tomato sauce and seasonings. Now dig in with your bare hands and mix it all up. Get good and squishy mixing this so the bits are thoroughly dispersed.
Grease a loaf pan with olive oil spray. Put the meat mixture inside and lightly pat down to form a loaf. I go around the edges so sort of make those dip down further than the rounded top surface. This is not necessary; just makes it look a little more like a loaf.
Bake for 45 minutes. Then mix up the sauce portion. Take the meatloaf out of the oven and spread the sauce on top. Put back in the oven to bake for 15 minutes more.
Take it out when it’s been an hour total. Let it rest on the stove for up to 10 minutes. Then cut it into one-inch wide slices. One portion when on ZReduction is one slice. In ZReboot you can have more. Carefully remove them with a spatula or the slices will break apart. The first one is always the hardest one to get out.