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

Instructions:
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.