My Favorite Meatloaf

My favorite Meat loaf:

1-1/2 pounds lean grass fed ground beef
1- 6- ounce can of organic tomato paste
1/3 cup organic rolled Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 free- range organic egg lightly beaten
1 clove organic garlic – grated
½ cup caramelized onions *
1 tsp. pastured butter
Organic beef, chicken or vegetable stock as needed (about ½ cup)
½ cup shredded zucchini
½ cup shredded organic carrots
½ teaspoon organic all purpose seasoning
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard optional
Sea salt & black pepper to taste

Preparation: Heat oven to 350°F. sauté vegetables on medium high heat in butter until soft add stock as needed until vegetables are cooked through add desired amount of sea salt. In a large bowl combine all ingredients (saving half of the tomato paste for topping) mixing lightly but thoroughly. Press into 8 x 4-inch loaf-pan. Smooth the remaining tomato paste on the top. Bake 1 hour or 160°F or desired degree of doneness .Let stand 5 minutes, enjoy.

Servings: 8

* For onions
1 large organic sweet onion sliced
1 Tbs. pastured butter
Beef, chicken or vegetable stock as needed
Sea salt to taste

Sauté onions in butter, until soft adding stock as needed, continue to cook until dark golden brown. About 45 minutes

Chef note: I like to make a large batch of these so I have them on hand.