Meatloaf with Chayote brings traditional meatloaf recipe to a higher level. Chayote gives a healthy kick with it’s mild taste.
Hello everybody ! Looking for healthier meat loaf ?
By healthier, I mean fiber and vitamin loaded loaf that does not lack amazing flavours !
Why don’t you try chayote instead of zucchini, grated and combined with meat to change your eating routine ?
Each autumn, I get several chayotes and make salads; it is perfect occasion to experiment and implement new ingredients to our everyday eating routine !
To start with, let me write more about this fruit :
Mexican Chayote is green pear shaped fruit. Besides eating it raw and heat processed, it is very tasty to pickle it with vinegar and some herbs. As you can see, possibilities are endless.
What does chayote taste like?
Chayote has a mild taste that balances between apple and cucumber with fresh crispiness, making it a versatile addition to the dinner plate.
It is a carbohydrate.
To prepare chayote fruit, the best is to wear gloves. Trim the fruit, halve it lenghtwise, scoop the sees. Grate like you would do with zucchini or apples.
Chayote is just perfect to use both for sweet and savoury dishes. This Chayote Meatloaf proves it the best way.
For chayote dessert, please check Mini Bundt Cakes with Chayote . The recipe replaces zuchini and gives that tasty fresh and moist texture to dessert and I was pleasantly surprised to see it was worth of trying. Several times 😊
Since people often slice chayote to add to their favourite salad, both of these recipes give you delicious idea to try if you are eager to try new things.
Recipe details below are written without adding any vegetables to bake with meatloaf since we all tend to add our family favourites. I added potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
Meat Loaf with Chayote
Meatloaf with Chayote brings traditional meatloaf recipe to a higher level. Chayote gives ahealthy kick with it's mild taste.
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil for the baking dish
- 1 lb minced meat (half beef and half pork )
- 1 cup Chayote, finely grated
- 2 Tbsp Mirepoix seasoning
- 4 Tbsp bread crumbs
- 2 eggs
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- Fresh parsley leaves, chopped, to taste
Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.
Combine all the ingredients in medium sized bowl and leave aside to rest.
Put oil into the baking dish.
On clean working surface, using your wet hands, form a meatloaf and transfer into the baking dish.
Bake for 50 minutes or until golden crusty on the top.