This recipe for pumpkin and sage meatloaf makes a moist meatloaf with a burst of fresh sage. Serve with your favourite gravy, mashed potato and roast pumpkin for a comforting dinner.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
Using quick oats in a meatloaf recipe will make the meatloaf more solid and less likely to fall apart. It is also a good option for gluten intolerance sufferers who can tolerate oats.
Make sure you have one egg for every pound (500g) of mince meat in the recipe.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
This recipe is dairy free. For gluten free; use gluten free oats and use either gluten free worcestershire sauce or replace it with gluten free soy sauce which is easier to find at the store.
To make this recipe even cheaper to make try buying your mince beef in bulk then divide into one pound (500g) portions when you get home. Place in freezer containers or bags then freeze until needed.
Buy spices and quick oats in bulk. They will last up to two years and will save you money in the long run. The links in the recipe above is for bulk items from Amazon. You might also like this free guide to storing food.
Have a go at growing your own pumpkins. They do need a little space in the back garden but they will reward you with many pumpkins on each vine that will last throughout the winter. There is nothing better than pumpkin soup on a cold day! Try this Pumpkin Growing Guide.
This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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