eggless meatloaf?

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 3:38am
nopeanuts's picture
Joined: 06/20/2001 - 09:00

Does anyone know how to make an eggless meatloaf (one that doesn't fall apart??)? I read somewhere that there is something you can use as a substitute for egg as a binder, but I can't remember now what it was. Thanks!

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 3:55am
margaret's picture
Joined: 11/01/2000 - 09:00

I changed a recipe from a betty crocker cook book to suit our egg,peanut, dairy allergic child's diet:
1 1/2 lb ground beef or turkey
1 c. milk (we use soymilk)
1/4 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground mustard (dry) if allowed
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup QUICK oats
1/4 chopped onion
1-Heat oven to 350F
2- Mix all ingredients and put into an ungreased loaf pan.
3-Bake 1-1 1/4 hours until meat thermometer reads 160F
4-Let stand 5 minutes and remove from pan
This is really good. The oatmeal takes the place of both the egg and the bread crumbs. I make it this way on a regular basis. I feed it to my inlaws whenever they visit, as they are meat/potato lovers. It is always a hit. Honest, you don't notice the oatmeal!

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 3:58am
cathlina's picture
Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

I have been trying to figure out how to make an eggless meatloaf, I will try your receipe.
Also, we add basil and onions to our meatloaf.
Thanks a lot.

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 4:04am
austin2001's picture
Joined: 05/03/2002 - 09:00

Believe it or not, I have used the Knox Gelatin mixed with warm water as an egg substitute in meatloaf and also in meatballs. it seems to do the trick...

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 11:07am
Donni's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

Any meatloaf will hold together if you use a thick liquid in lieu of the egg--e.g., milk, tomato juice/sauce, pureed carrots/peas/etc. (My favorite is a turkey meatloaf that has spinach, carrots...and bloody mary mix...yummy...!)

Posted on: Sat, 01/11/2003 - 2:24am
nopeanuts's picture
Joined: 06/20/2001 - 09:00

Great! Thanks for all the replies - I will start testing out some recipes.

Posted on: Sat, 01/11/2003 - 6:35am
Dawn's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

I use ricotta cheese to bind my meatballs. You could probably try it in a meatloaf.
Be safe,

Posted on: Sat, 01/11/2003 - 6:59am
Renee111064's picture
Joined: 07/05/2001 - 09:00

My ds is allergic to beef and I have never tried ground turkey before, but when I make meatloaf for the rest of the family I use:
sm can of evaporated milk
and lipton onion soup mix.
If it is too wet I will make my own bread crumbs and add them in as well.
When forming the meatloaf, be sure to keep patting it to get the air bubbles out inside
of the loaf.
Before baking I also pour ketchup on top and spread it across the top and sprinkle with dried onion.
best wishes,
Renee [img][/img]

Posted on: Sat, 01/11/2003 - 12:04pm
margaret's picture
Joined: 11/01/2000 - 09:00

Oh yeah, i use onion too 1/4 cup!
I just realized that I DID put onions down in the recipe that I posted
[This message has been edited by margaret (edited January 11, 2003).]

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 9:49am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I started using oats in meatloaf and meatballs, both to bind in place of the eggs and in place of breadcrumbs when we were concerned about sesame seeds. I do not use a recipe, just add some oats(maybe 1/2 or 3/4 cup per pound of ground beef, turkey, turkey sausage, chicken, pork) or any combination of these, add some liquid like milk or water or ketchup or beer(or any combination) seasonings to taste, perhaps fresh finely chopped onion and a clove of garlic, etc...
I think it is the oatmeal that binds it, if you have ever noticed how gluey it can get when you cook it up on its own. Really yummy is turkey meatloaf with some turkey sausage(lean) mixed into the mix. Great for meatballs as well. Becca

Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 1:05pm
nopeanuts's picture
Joined: 06/20/2001 - 09:00

Thanks for all the great ideas!

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