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R: “I have a number of the same allergies as T but I have anaphylaxis to beef as well. My husband loves his red meat and I was hoping you two might be able to figure out some beef-free recipes that might satisfy my husband and I.”
D: My first thought for your quandary is ostrich and game meats. Ostrich is likely a safer option than venison which could have similar results to beef, with regard to the anaphylaxis. If you find ostrich, it has a very beef-like flavor despite being a bird. The drawback is price and availability. I’ve also only had this as chopped meat and not as a steak.
Six Free and Beef Free Meatloaf
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the meat, bread crumbs and egg replacer in a large bowl. I skipped adding the water for the egg replacer and mixed the meat by hand. Fit the meat into a loaf pan and evenly add a layer of BBQ sauce. Cover with aluminum foil. Cook the loaf for 30-40 minutes, check the meat with a thermometer before removing. We added hot sauce to add something extra when served.
T’s Review: I love meatloaf! This was very good but could have been better. Next time I think we’ll add some chopped carrots or onion to the mix.
D’s Review: I was worried when cooking this that without real egg, the loaf wouldn’t hold together. This was not true. Turkey meatloaf is not beef, but it’s certainly got its own appeal. I think adding chopped carrots, onion, green onion or garlic would take this up a level. Worth experimenting with again