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Recipe of the week: Juggernauts healthy meatloaf

Each week, Let’s RV will publish one recipe each week from the RV Centennial Cookbook authored by Evada Cooper.

The book features a collection of recipes submitted by RVers themselves. The company is providing the recipes in hopes of encouraging RVers to submit more recipes to be included in a new edition expected to be published soon.

This week’s recipe is for healthy meatloaf. It was submitted by Bob DeSanti, of Grass Valley, Calif. He has been a full-time RVer since 1999. He tows a 33-foot, three-slide Holiday Rambler fifth wheel with a 400-hp Volvo semi registered as a motorhome. After an 8-year absence, they have rejoined Escapees Club and Workamper News.


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 pound pork
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1.5 cups of course oatmeal
  • 3-4 cloves of fresh minced garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons of hotsauce
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green or red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 tablespoon curry
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary


Pre-heat oven to 425 F. Mix all ingredients and form into one or two separate meatloaves. Make certain free-form is fairly solid and doesn’t sag, or place in bread form or similar pan. Add a few light cross cuts across tops of loaves and pour a bit of ketchup over them. Bake for 45 minutes. Lower oven to 300 degrees and bake an additional 30 minutes. Remove and tilt forms so any excess oil will drain until cool. Serve with a side of mashed sweet potatoes, greens and a small salad.

Click here to submit a recipe for consideration in a future edition/volume of The RV Centennial Cookbook.

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About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at editor@letsrv.com

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