Gluten free meatloaf is a delicious meal to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon. This homestyle meatloaf is just right when served with dairy free mashed potatoes and gravy.
My mom made the best meatloaf when I was growing up. It was a delicious, classic recipe that I always looked forward to.
There’s nothing as delicious as a homemade meatloaf with creamy, buttery dairy free mashed potatoes on the side. It’s a perfect meal for a slow Sunday afternoon, or for a special family meal.
You might wonder if it’s possible to make an allergy friendly, gluten free meatloaf that actually tastes good. Yes, it is very possible! With the right ingredients, you can enjoy a delicious meatloaf that’s free of the common allergens.
Can you make a meatloaf without eggs?
Egg is a common ingredient in meatloaf – it’s used to hold everything together. I don’t use egg in this meatloaf recipe, and it holds together just fine! The soaked bread helps keep everything moist, and it also helps the loaf to maintain its shape.
What is the best gluten free bread to use in meatloaf?
Most likely any bread that works for your dietary needs will work well in this recipe! There are a variety of gluten free breads out there. Some brands to look into would be Canyon Gluten Free Bakehouse, BFree, Schar, or you could even make your own with this recipe for gluten free vegan sandwich bread.
I can’t tolerate any gluten free bread. What can I use instead in this recipe?
You could use potato – just bake a couple of potatoes and mash them slightly, and mix into the meatloaf. Potato will help bind the meatloaf together.
I can’t eat garlic or onion, what can I substitute?
You could use chives instead, or an assortment of fresh or dried herbs like basil, rosemary, or thyme.
How do you make gluten free meatloaf?
- Soak some gluten free bread in non-dairy milk. Squeeze out the excess milk.
- Place the soaked bread, onions, ground beef, and spices in a bowl.
- Mix the ingredients together using your hands.
- Pat the meatloaf ingredients into a loaf pan, or pat it into a loaf shape on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes.
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Gluten Free Meatloaf.
Make a delicious gluten free meatloaf for your Sunday dinner. This is a delicious homemade meal that's allergy friendly, too!
- 3 slices gluten free bread
- 1 cup non-dairy milk any neutral tasting milk is fine - I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1.5 pounds ground round
- 1 small onion chopped
- ⅓ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
For the glaze:
- ¼ cup tomato sauce
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
350 degrees 55-65 minutes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Pour the non-dairy milk in a bowl and place one piece of bread inside. Let it sit for a minute, then remove it and squeeze out the excess milk. Repeat with the other two slices of bread.
Rip the bread up into little pieces and place it in a large bowl. Add the ground round, chopped onion, and spices.
Use your hands to mix the ingredients together.
Pat the meat mixture into a loaf pan, or shape it into a loaf and place it on a foil lined, rimmed baking sheet.
Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 45-55 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
While the meatloaf cooks, mix up the glaze - place the tomato sauce and brown sugar in a bowl and mix well. After 35 minutes of cooking time, brush the top of the meatloaf with the glaze. Cook for an additional 10-20 minutes.
Let the meatloaf sit for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with mashed potatoes if desired.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator. They should stay good for about 3 days.
If you can't have gluten free bread, you can use about ¾ cup baked, mashed potato instead.
If you don't like tomatoes, you can leave the glaze off.
Could you recommend spice to put in this if I can’t have onion or garlic? Would I also need to add something like celery to replace the onion texture? I’ve been looking for an egg free one so wanted to try this. Thanks
I think celery would be a nice addition. Just use a good amount of salt and pepper, and you could add some Italian seasoning as well.
Hi, I wanted to sub the gf bread for the mashed potatoes but what did you mean by mashed potatoes baked? Does that mean I must baked them before mixing them with the meatloaf?
Just wondering what ground round is? Am assuming it’s a cut of meat? Sorry if that’s a silly question!! Love you’re recipes for my allergy family.
This meatloaf is so tasty and great! We had to make it right away after finishing the first round.