Dairy Free Meatloaf Recipe

Cooking in our house isn’t always easy to do. We have foods we don’t like as a family, which makes it easier to some degree. Then you throw an allergy or what we thought was an allergy into the mix and that makes it even more difficult. When you’re afraid to change things up or try too many new things it makes it hard to not go the easy route and make the same old meals each week.

We recently thought Kevin was allergic to dairy and so we spent almost two weeks eating foods that didn’t contain dairy of any kind. That’s not as easy as you may think. I discovered last week that dairy is used in some processed foods like French fries and hashbrowns. I also discovered white bread contains milk as well. When you have a dairy allergy you must be very careful and read every box or container before you use it. You also have to be careful with cross contamination which some people don’t think about. I know I sure didn’t.

During our almost two week trial of dairy free foods I found a meal we will have again, even though Kevin’s problem is not dairy related. The meal was originally designed for a slow cooker, but we don’t like it because we find it makes it a little dry. So we changed it to the oven and that made it much better, but the dairy free recipe is even better yet. Below you’ll find the original recipe and the dairy free recipe.

Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook

2 lbs ground beef
½ cup chopped green peppers
½ cup chopped onions
½ tsp salt
1 cup cracker crumbs
1 egg
7/8 oz envelope brown gravy mix
1 cup milk
4-6 small potatoes, cut up – optional

1. Combine all ingredients except potatoes in a large bowl. Shape into loaf. Place in slow cooker.
2. Place potatoes alongside meatloaf.
3. Cover. Cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-5 hours

Dairy Free and Healthy Recipe

2 lbs ground turkey
½ cup chopped onions
½ tsp salt
1 cup dried oatmeal
1 egg
7/8 oz envelope turkey gravy mix
1 cup water
8 small red potatoes – optional

1. Combine all ingredients except potatoes in a large bowl. Shape into loaf. Place in a meatloaf or loaf pan sprayed with olive oil.
2. Place in over preheated to 400 degrees for 90 minutes.
3. Place red potatoes in a large pan filled with water. Cook until a fork goes in easily. Approximately 60-90 minutes.

Our recipe was wonderful and much healthier for you. We have enjoyed the top recipe cooked in the oven for a little over a year now, but the bottom recipe will certainly be the one we’ll use going forward. It’s nice to know even though I’m scared to change things up on recipes, this one worked out for the best. Maybe I’ll try it again with another recipe. LOL

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My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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