Meatloaf is one of those ultimate no-fail comfort foods. Hearty and filling, simple to prepare, and loaded with flavor. Meatloaf was a staple in my house growing up, and with a few small changes, I can still enjoy meatloaf as a gluten-free adult.
This no-fuss Gluten-Free Meatloaf recipe makes a big loaf, which means meatloaf leftovers. If you've never had a thick slab of leftover meatloaf between two pieces of gluten-free bread, you should try it with this recipe. The Ultimate Sandwich.
To make meatloaf gluten-free, simply swap regular bread crumbs for gluten-free bread or cracker crumbs. Also, confirm the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce used in this recipe are ones that do not contain gluten.
Keep a batch or two of homemade gluten-free breadcrumbs in the freezer, and you'll be set to make gluten-free meatloaf anytime you want. Easy and convenient!
When purchasing sauces for this recipe, be sure to check labels as some brands include gluten. Annie's Naturals Organic Ketchup is a delicious gluten-free ketchup option and a staple in my fridge.
To lighten up this recipe, swap ground turkey in place of ground beef. To add a little heat to your meatloaf, add a 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes.
Edited by Stephanie Kirkos, July 2016
- Preheat oven to 400° F / 204° C
- Combine all ingredients EXCEPT 1/2 cup of ketchup in a large mixing bowl.
- Use your hands to thoroughly blend the mixture. (I like to use disposable gloves for this job).
- Add a small amount of milk or water, if necessary, to moisten the mixture.
- Use a large spatula to scoop the meat mixture into a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Press down and smooth the top.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Carefully remove pan and pour off excess fat.
- Spread remaining 1/2 cup ketchup over the top of the loaf, return to oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.