Sweet and Tangy Meatloaf with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce
Recipe type: Entree, Main Course
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Serves: 5 servings
Moist, flavorful meatloaf topped with decadently delicious balsamic cranberry sauce with hints of ginger, herbs and brown sugar. A meal suited for the holidays, yet easy enough for a weeknight dinner.
  • 1 lb 96% lean ground beef
  • ⅓ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated or finely diced onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried herbs - I used Herbs de Provence
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ----Balsamic Cranberry Sauce----
  • 1.5 cups fresh cranberries
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • Optional: 2 tsp adobe sauce for a little heat - highly recommend!
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, combine all meatloaf ingredients and mix with your hands until everything is evenly combined.
  3. Place the meatloaf mixture into a greased loaf pan (either 4x8 or 5x9) and press to make compact in the pan. Or you can form a free-standing loaf onto a lined baking sheet.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for ~50 minutes.
  5. During the last 15 minutes of bake time, start making the cranberry sauce by combining all ingredients in a medium-sized sauce pan.
  6. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for ~15 minutes until the most of the cranberries have burst and the sauce thickens.
  7. Remove meatloaf from the oven and coat with balsamic cranberry sauce. Slice and serve!
To make gluten free, sub the bread crumbs for almond meal.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅕th of recipe Calories: 213 Fat: 5 gm Saturated fat: 1.5 gm Carbohydrates: 21 gm Sugar: 12 gm Sodium: 270 mg Fiber: 2 gm Protein: 22 gm Cholesterol: 90 mg
Recipe by Dishing Out Health at https://dishingouthealth.com/sweet-and-tangy-meatloaf-with-balsamic-cranberry-sauce/