Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Greek Style Meatloaf - Flavorful & Low Carb

This evening I decided to put together a Greek Style Meatloaf. I had several packages of organic ground beef that I picked up at Costco. It comes in 3 individual packs each containing about 1-1/3 pounds of beef. Since it's just hubby and I, I only used one package. It made plenty for dinner tonight and enough for leftovers for another meal for us or a couple of lunches. I served it with steamed fresh buttered broccoli and carrots. It was such a simple comfort meal to put together.

This meatloaf was unbelievably flavorful and moist. It once again proves that you don't need to add eggs or breadcrumbs to meatloaf to bind it or make it moist (just like my Mexican Style Meatloaf). Adding simple, real whole foods that are flavorful works so much better than empty bland fillers. I did a quick saute of fresh baby spinach and then chopped and drained it (about 3/4 cup cooked spinach). I added a 4-ounce package of crumbled feta cheese and a few tablespoons of the organic oven roasted tomatoes packed in oil that I get at Costco. They add loads of flavor. Instead of adding individual herbs and salt, I just added one teaspoon of Greek Seasoning that I buy at Penzeys (it's a hand mixed blend of coarse salt, garlic, lemon, black pepper, Turkish oregano and marjoram). I love that spice blend; it makes a great Greek salad dressing, too. 

Using those few ingredients packed this meatloaf with loads of flavor and moistness. With every bite I kept saying out loud how really good this meatloaf was. LOL Honestly, it was one of my favorite meatloaves and I can't wait to have it for lunch tomorrow! It took almost no time to put together and I was able to get some things done around the house while it baked. The fresh veggies took only 4 or 5 minutes to steam lightly in the microwave. It was an effortless meal that was absolutely delicious. I snapped a few photos below as well as included my easy peasy recipe. Enjoy!

My favorite Greek seasoning!
My favorite oven roasted tomatoes packed in oil!

Greek Style Meatloaf


1-1/3 pounds ground beef
3/4 cup cooked chopped spinach, drained
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
3 to 4 tablespoons chopped oven roasted tomatoes packed in oil
1 teaspoon Greek Seasoning (I used Penzey's)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and shape into an oblong loaf. Place in baking pan or casserole dish. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until done. Let sit for about 5 minutes before slicing. 

*Note: 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil can be substituted for the oven roasted tomatoes.



Stephanie said...

So simple, and the flavor profile sounds divine! I LOVE Penzey's spices, and will pick up the Greek seasoning on my next trip. Thanks!!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks Stephanie -- hope you enjoy it! I love Penzey's too! :-)

Peg said...

So simple and sounds so good! Thanks GG!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks Peg. It was great reheated for lunch today, too! :-)