Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 large eggs
- 2 ounces applesauce
- 1 cup gluten-free cracker crumbs or gluten-free bread crumbs
- 1 medium chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 2 teaspoons gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup gluten-free ketchup - divided (I used Annie's Naturals Organic Ketchup)
Preheat oven to 400° F / 204° C
Combine all ingredients, except 1/2 cup of ketchup in a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly blend the mixture. I like to use disposable gloves for this job! Add a small amount of milk or water if necessary to make the mixture moist.
Use a large spatula to turn the meat mixture into a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Press down and smooth the top.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes and carefully remove pan and pour off excess fat. Spread remaining 1/2 cup ketchup over the top of loaf, return to oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.