August is just around the corner and we all know what that means, it’s time to go back to school. To help you ease back into the groove of school day routines, we created two nutritious and fun school lunch recipes.
Brats in a blanket
What you’ll need
• 1 can of crescent dough
• 1 package of Grass Roots Bratwurst
• 2 Tbsp melted butter
• Coarse salt, for sprinkling
1. Preheat oven to 375º
2. Cook sausages in the oven by themselves for 8 - 10 minutes. We will finish cooking them once they are wrapped.
3. Remove the sausages from the oven and allow them to cool.
4. On a lightly floured surface, unroll crescent sheets and tear where perforated.
5. Place the sausage on the wide side of each triangle then gently roll to the narrower side.
6. Transfer to a medium baking sheet, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with salt.
7. Bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and allow them to cool. Once cool, cut each wrapped sausage in half.
Grass Roots tip: You can always sprinkle these with your favorite seasonings instead of salt. You can use everything bagel seasoning, swap to Italian sausages, sprinkle with Italian seasoning and serve with marinara sauce. This recipe is very versatile and easy to make your own!
Muffin Tin Meatloaves
What you’ll need
For the meatloaves:
• 1 large egg, beaten
• ½ cup panko bread crumbs
• 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
• 1 lb Grass Roots ground beef
• 1 ½ tablespoons ketchup
• ¼ cup of milk (non-dairy milk works great too!)
• ½ tsp Italian seasoning
• ⅛ tsp black pepper
• ¼ tsp garlic powder
• Salt to taste
For the glaze:
• 6 Tbsp ketchup
• ½ tsp white vinegar
• 1 Tbsp brown sugar
• ¼ tsp onion powder
• Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. In a bowl, add all ingredients for the meatloaf. Mix well to combine
3. Lightly grease your pan with your preferred oil and gently press about 1/3 cupful into each muffin cup space.
4. Bake for 15 minutes. While they bake, mix all the glaze ingredients together.
5. After 15 minutes, pull the meatloaves out of the oven and brush them with the glaze, return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 to 7 minutes.
Grass Roots Tip: You can make a large batch of these and freeze them for later! All you need to do is bake meatloaves without brushing the glaze. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and cover before putting it in the freezer. Once they are frozen, transfer to a zip bag and keep in the freezer. To thaw, place the desired number of meatloaves in a separate container and leave in the refrigerator overnight to safely thaw. You can reheat meatloaves in a preheated oven at 350°.