Meatloaf with Carrots

This is a very flexible recipe.  You can basically add any diced and sauteed veggies to it!  But carrots are a perennial favorite at our house so there it is :)

No matter what I put in it, I always get compliments on it, and kids eat it, too!

  • 2-3 large carrots, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1-2 stalks celery, diced or other green veggie
  • cooking oil or butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • thyme to taste
  • red chili flakes to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup cream or milk
  • 3 pounds ground meat of your choice (I often use one of the pounds as chorizo or some other spiced meat)
  • fish sauce, optional
  • ketchup

Saute until tender the veggies in the cooking oil.  Add salt, pepper, spices to taste.  Remove from heat.  Soak breadcrumbs in cream.  Add meat, eggs, sauteed veggies, soaked breadcrumbs, and optional fish sauce to large bowl.  Combine well with your hands.  Form into loaf shape in baking dish (or dishes) and spread ketchup liberally on top.  Add a little water on either side of the meatloaf.  Bake in oven at 350 for 1.5 hours.