Grassfed Meat Loaf Recipes are Safe from Mad Cow Disease (BSE)

Meat loaf recipes. . .

After perusing the meat loaf recipes (plus a specially tasty meat ball recipe) you will find some startling safety info pertaining to meat loaf, hamburger, sausage, hot dogs and any kind or ground meat.

Baked Meatballs Recipe

2 pastured poultry eggs
1/2 cup grassfed milk
1 Tablespoon instant minced onion
3 slices bread, cubed
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds ground grass-fed beef

Beat eggs and milk; stir in onion, bread and seasonings. Add grassfed ground beef and mix well. Shape into balls, about 1/4 cup each (about 18 balls). Place in shallow pan and bake about 30 minutes.

Cabbage Rolls with Meatloaf Recipe

3 pounds grass-fed hamburger
salt & pepper to taste
3/4 cup rice (uncooked)
1/2 pound grassfed sausage (seasoned)
1/4 cup onion

Form above ingredients into small to medium meatballs. Blanche cabbage by putting cabbage leaves into boiling water until wilted. Take out and wrap around meatballs and pin with a toothpick. Place in large pan (9 x13). Put a small amount of water in pan. Pour tomatoes or tomato juice over top and bake covered at 350° for about 35 minutes.

Cheeseburger & Fries Meat Loaf Recipe

2 pounds lean grassfed hamburger
1-10 3/4 ounce cream of mushroom soup
1-10 3/4 ounce cheddar cheese soup
1-20 ounce package frozen crinkle-cut French fries
Hamburger toppings (catsup, relish, tomatoes)

Brown hamburger, add onions and green chilies. Place cooked meat in bottom of 33 quart rectangular baking dish. In medium mixing bowl combine both soups, then spread over meat. Sprinkle frozen French fries over top. Bake in preheated oven at 350° for about 40 minutes or until fries are browned. Garnish with toppings as desired.

Serves 8 to 10 (6 if everybody is really hungry or teenagers are present.)

Read this and you will know why grassfed meat loaf recipes are free from the dreaded Mad Cow Disease (BSE).

The reason is simple. Cows that are 100% grassfed consume no animal by-products. No ruminant protein, the only known source for the spread of BSE, is ever eaten by a grassfed cow.

Canada implemented a ban on the feeding of ruminant protein to cattle in 1997, yet since that time 3 cases of BSE have been confirmed in Canada and one in the US.

For those who eat beef from grain-fed cattle (and this includes virtually all beef sold in stores in the US and Canada), please be aware.

As you may know, Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, the human form of Mad Cow Disease, is associated with the consumption of meat from cattle infected with BSE.

The parts of a cow most likely to harbor infection include the spinal cord, brain, bone marrow and lymph glands. Nerves connected to the brain, plus tonsils, eyes, and the small intestine are also likely to carry the disease if the host is infected.

Further, in January of 2005 researchers shocked the world by announcing that the misshapen proteins (called prions) have now been discovered in additional body tissues. Until then, experts thought this was impossible.

Hot dogs, ground beef, sausages, meat loaf recipes and deli meats are the types of meat most likely to contain contaminated tissues. Since ground beef is the primary ingredient in meat loaf recipes, these precautions and comments apply.

Health and safety advice for people who eat grain-fed beef.

Now that there is a confirmed case of mad cow disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the United States, people who eat beef from grain-fed cattle raised in feedlots have been advised to take more precautions.

The following cautionary remarks appeared in a recent article in The New York Times, "Safety Advice for Eating Meat." (Comments in the notes are from Jo Robinson.)

Avoid eating pizza toppings, taco fillings, prepackaged meatballs, sausages, hot dogs, salami and bologna. According to the article, "The meat is not required to be labeled and often contains small bits of spinal column." Note: In 2002, the USDA's own Food Safety and Inspection Service found that 35% of the products made from meat scraps recovered from beef bones contained spinal cord and other nervous tissue that can convey the disease. This "recovered" meat goes into the products listed above.

Avoid brains, beef cheeks, and neck bones, "all of which are considered high risk." Note: Since beef cheeks are routinely ground up with other parts of the animal, it is difficult to act on this advice.

Avoid bone marrow and cuts of beef sold on the bone. Note: this includes all bone-in roasts and steaks, spare ribs, short ribs, soup bones, and oxtails.

Choose beef that is ground on site in the store. "Whenever possible, grind your own meat at home from a boneless cut." Note: it is doubtful that hurried cooks and people who frequent fast food restaurants will heed this advice.

You should be aware that "cooking will not kill mad cow disease." Note: Few people are going to follow all of this advice. Unfortunately, standard safe handling techniques have no effect on BSE. (Excerpted with permission from Jo Robinson's website.)

Remember, grass-fed cattle are completely safe from BSE because they never consume animal by-products. You can eat pizza toppings, sausages, jerkies, hamburgers, and all sorts of meat loaf recipes to your heart's content. Grassfed cattle are limited to grazing pasture-grass and hay. No artificial hormones, drugs, growth stimulants, or animal tissues. This is your assurance of food safety. This is your guarantee that you can enjoy grassfed meat loaf recipes without anxiety.

Thank God, no one in the US or Canada has yet contracted CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease) from Mad Cow infected cattle. Government and the cattle industry are trying hard to see that no one ever does. Current controls and good fortune seem to be working in our favor. England has not been so fortunate. There over 100 people have died from the disease. Obviously, the threat of Mad Cow Disease requires diligence for both producers and consumers.

Bite into these tasty meat loaf recipes with confidence.

Swiss Meat Loaf Recipe

2 pounds of grassfed hamburger
1 1/2 cup diced grassfed swiss cheese
2 beaten pastured poultry eggs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3 cups grassfed milk
1 cup dry bread crumbs

Mix all ingredients and press firmly into a loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 1 1/4 hours.

Topper Meat Loaf Recipe

2 pounds of grassfed ground beef or lamb
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1 pastured poultry egg, beaten
4 slices stale bread
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoon seasoned salt

Combine all meat loaf ingredients. Mix well and shape in a baking dish.


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup catsup
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Mix together the topping ingredients and pour over the meat loaf. Top with 3 lemon slices. Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour.

Sweet Cream Meat Loaf Recipe

2 pounds grassfed ground meat (2/3 beef, 1/3 pork)
2 pastured poultry eggs, beaten
50 crushed crackers
1 medium onion cut fine
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup grassfed sweet cream

Mix thoroughly, put in one loaf tin. Pour 1 can tomato soup over top and bake about 1 1/2 hours.

Potato Meat Loaf Recipe

2 pounds ground grassfed meat
1/2 cup crackers
2 medium potatoes (grated)
1/2 cup grassfed milk
1 pastured poultry egg, beaten

Season with salt, pepper and onion. Mix well, and form into loaf. Bake about 50-60 minutes.

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