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Megasun Meatloaf

by Christa Upton
(South Dakota)

Megasun Meatloaf from the Hot Pot

Megasun Meatloaf from the Hot Pot

Recipe 39 in the Solar Hot Pot

Megasun Meatloaf

Today we are doing seasoned potatoes in our other Solar Hot Pot (see separate post for recipe) simultaneously with this meatloaf. They have similar cooking times, so that makes it convenient!

Prep by lightly mixing:

1 lb. ground meat
3/4 c. bread crumbs or crushed plain crackers (gluten-free if you want!)
1 egg
1/4 c. onion (finely chop)
1/3 c. ketchup
2 T. A-1 sauce (optional)
1 t. oregano
salt (& pepper)

I like to do this in a zip-top bag because I hate touching raw meat. Blech. Or get dear hubby to do it. LOL

9:45 am—preheat Solar Hot Pot by putting lid on and setting up facing the sun. Set timer for 15 minutes.

10:00 am—meat mixture—put in bottom of Hot Pot and make very even and relatively thin even if it goes up the sides of the pot. You don’t want a thicker spot in the middle, because that spot will have a hard time getting done without drying out the edges. Your “meatloaf” will be shaped more like a bowl, but who cares as long as it tastes good! (Maybe I should have named this recipe Megasun Meatbowl. LOL)

Cover it all with ketchup.

Put baking rack in top and thermometer through baking rack to touch the middle of the meat.

Cover, set up facing the sun, set timer for 60 minutes.

11:00 am—adjust to sun, set timer for one hour.

12:00 pm—check temperature; needs to be at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit. See if you can tell if meat is done. This might be tricky! But, better to go too long than too short as long as it’s up to 150 degrees. It is difficult to burn food in the Hot Pot, and it’s also hard to “overcook” meatloaf. If not sure, adjust to sun and keep checking every 30 minutes to see if you can tell what’s happening.

Clouds kept coming and going today, but ours was done by around 1:00 pm. I’m not sure why, but I liked the flavor and texture better than meatloaf done in the oven!! It was tender, moist, and tasty. The only problem with it was that there wasn’t enough of it! LOL

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