Can u make meatloaf without breadcrumbs?

heiwei
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klfnwf March 8, 2012
That is how I always do it. Use veggies . It makes it healthier & super moist. Also more flavor
 
lloreen March 8, 2012
I made quinoa meatloaf (add cooked quinoa to the meat mixture instead of bread). It was a little softer and more crumbly than traditional meatloaf, but it tasted great and was gluten free and lower-carb. This was the version I made, but I did it with beaf instead of turkey: http://www.theperfectpantry.com/2011/01/recipe-for-quinoa-turkey-meatloaf.html

Alternatively, you could go for meatloaf pâté which is denser and richer. Just cut thinner slices and serve more veggies...
http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/13/recipe-of-the-day-country-pate/
 
joan April 21, 2019
lloreen how can I make meatlofe with out breadcomeds
 
SKK March 8, 2012
In Julia Child's recipe she used cooked rice, no breadcrumbs. Really works - love that recipe. If I wasn't so lazy I would get up and source the recipe for you. If you are interested send me a message and I will give you her recipe and the book it comes from.
 
susan G. March 7, 2012
You can use quinoa flakes, a good thing to have in the whole grain/GF toolbox. They also make a 'crumb' topping, by mixing with your fingers the flakes with oil or soft butter and grated hard cheese.
 
lorigoldsby March 7, 2012
A "kibbe" is a lamb dish that is similar to a meatloaf but uses cracked bulgar wheat...are you avoiding the bread crumbs because you don't have them in the pantry or are you looking for a gluten free option?
 
heiwei March 7, 2012
Cooking for someone who is gf. I make my meatballs without any crumbs, but was worried about proportion with a meat loaf. Thanks for the insight! Ps: now I'm craving kibbe.
 

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Sadassa_Ulna March 7, 2012
I always use rolled oats instead of bread crumbs, probably the same quantity or a little less, plus eggs which have been beaten a little.
 
mainecook61 March 7, 2012
Yep. Rolled oats work just fine. There used to be a recipe right on the Quaker Oats box.
 
Amanda H. March 7, 2012
Yes, but it might be a little dense.
 
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