Umami, a savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes, together with sweet, sour, bitter and salty. A loanword from the Japanese, umami can be translated “pleasant savory taste”. – Wikipedia
Are you craving a rich, meaty dish for dinner? Umami Meatloaf is a favorite hearty main course, best savored in small bites for its satisfying flavor. Candida, Dairy and Gluten-free.
2 lbs extra-lean ground beef 1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup water
2 beaten eggs (optional) 1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl and mix them thoroughly. Pack into a loaf pan (or a 9×9 cake pan will do). Bake for 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes, then cut into slices or squares, and serve.
Adding the eggs to this recipe makes a firmer loaf that holds together better in a loaf pan. In my household we make Umami meatloaf in a shallow 9×9 pan without eggs and it holds its shape just fine – and tastes just as delicious, if a little crumbly!