Meatloaf? How do you make meatloaf without bread crumbs? It’s really quite easy. Rice Chex are the answer. One of my friends shared this trick with me and it has made breadcrumbs an easy ingredient once again!
2 pounds ground meat (I used all ground beef this time, but I have used 1 pound ground beef and 1 pound ground sausage in the past)
1 Ener-G egg (or a real egg. 1 Ener-G egg is 1 1/2 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer mixed with 2 T water. Allow it to sit for a few minutes before using.)
1 cup Rice Chex, crushed
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning if using sausage (use 2 Tablespoons if using all ground beef)
Salt and pepper to taste (I probably used 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper but I am not sure.)
Directions: Mix the Ener-G Egg Replacer with water and allow to sit. Crush Rice Chex. Combine all ingredients including Chex and egg replacer and mix thoroughly (I did it by hand). Place in a bread pan and push it in the pan to get out any air pockets. If you have too much meat, you can spread into another pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Test the inside with a meat thermometer to make sure it has reached 160 degrees. Serve with ketchup if desired.