Flavorful Gluten and Dairy Free Tasty Meatloaf

Cheri Moore

Written by Cheri Moore

February 5, 2024

Flavorful gluten and dairy free tasty meatloaf is full of nutritious oats and a vegetable that makes all the difference. After I discovered the surprising ingredient, my flavorful and tasty meatloaf became a dish enjoyed by family members and friends. With that surprising ingredient, I successfully tweaked my meatloaf recipe with different sauces, herbs, glazed toppings, and/or grated cheese in the middle creating a filling, flavorful meatloaf. Now that we eat gluten free, nutritious rolled oats full of fiber along with a special meatloaf pan that drains fat away from the meatloaf creates an even healthier recipe.

Secret Flavorful Ingredient

If you forget to include this specific ingredient, the zing of sweetness disappears from this filling, flavorful meatloaf. In fact, the taste is so drastically different that I have only forgotten the surprising ingredient once.

As I learned to cook gluten free, I began to depend on spices. Just a few years ago, only a few condiments were certified gluten free. Thus, I avoided ketchup and learned to spice up my recipes with herbs, dry rubs, and sometimes this surprising ingredient. If you have a picky eater, making this flavorful gluten free meatloaf is a great way to sneak a vegetable into their diet.

Do you know what vegetable is sweeter than ketchup and much healthier? If your answer is carrots, you are correct. When grated and cooked, they disappear into the meatloaf creating a flavorful, tasty meatloaf.

Hearing Loss Surprising Effects on Taste Buds

Did you know that hearing loss has a domino effect decreasing stimulation to your taste buds and your ability to smell. Smelling plays a large role in how food tastes. Yup! That is why older people often prefer foods with a rich flavor. If their digestion does not prevent them, you may even see red pepper or spicy seasoning sprinkled on their eggs, grits, and most other dishes.

Enjoy making this flavorful meatloaf recipe your own with the numerous variations to spice it up. Tweak it to fit the your needs, but whatever you do keep the surprising ingredient!

Surprising Effects of Sound Sensitivity on Taste and Touch

Likewise, people with too much sensitivity in their hearing system, sound intolerance, typically experience too much stimulation from their taste buds. Thus, they prefer more bland foods and often specific textures. Unfortunately, it only takes a few negative experiences with food to create a picky eater.

About four months after littles ones completed their 10-day Auditory Integration Training program and a booster, parents joyfully shared news of more food exploration, clearer speech, and improved sound tolerance.

Ingredients for Flavorful, Tasty Meatloaf

  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Dry Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. Savory
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 package organic ground hamburger


Measure and Combine Dry Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon of salt

Pour 1 teaspoon in the mixing bowl.

Next, measure 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Salt and pour into mixing bowl.

1/2 tsp Garlic Salt

Add 1/2 teaspoon of Ground Mustard to mixing bowl.

1/2 tsp Mustard

Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of Savory.

1/2 tsp. Savory

Add Liquid Ingredients

One egg.

1 egg

Mix in egg into seasonings.

Add mixed ingredients of carrots, onion, and diced tomatoes.

Adding carrots, tomatoes, and onion to bowl of seasoned egg mixture.

Add 100% Grass Fed organic ground beef into mixing bowl. Then, mix seasonings into ground beef.

Organic ground beef

Measure 1/3 cup of rolled oats pouring into seasoned ground beef.

1/2 cup rolled oats

Measure 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire Sauce into red wine.

2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Pour wine mixture into seasoned meatloaf.

Prepare meatloaf pan lining drip space with aluminum foil. The holes allow the fat from the ground beef to drain out of the meat into the bottom of the pan.

Put well-mixed seasoned ground beef into baking pan. If you like cheese, placed a slice of cheese or grated cheese in the middle of the meatloaf. Then, cover with the remaining meatloaf.

Meatloaf in pan topped with tomatoes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook thirty to forty minutes until inner temperature reaches 160 degrees. The insert makes it easy to lift out the meatloaf and keeps the meatloaf warm. Top with tomato slices of a sauces of your choosing.

I like my meatloaf topped with baked on barbecue sauce. Serve and enjoy!

meal of cornbread, potatoes, and meatloaf

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