Kosher Recipe Alert: Easy Southwest Meatloaf


The Hebrew word “kosher” means fit or proper as it relates to Jewish dietary law. Kosher foods are permitted to be eaten and can be used as ingredients in the production of additional food items.

And when it comes to Kosher cooking, there is a lot to learn, a lot to share, a lot to try, and a lot to eat. The St. Louis Jewish Light is partnering with a the Facebook group St. Louis Jewish Cooks and its admin AJ Moll to provide more insight and especially more recipes to those of you looking to keep your kosher choices abundant.

It’s gluten free and delicious!

  • 1.5 lb ground chuck
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chunky jarred salsa
  • 2 cups course ground oats
  • pinch of salt n pepper
  • 2 T bbq sauce to glaze


  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine all ingredients except for bbq sauce. Mixture should be firm, add more ground oats if mixture is to loose.
  2. layout a piece of parchment paper and place beef mixture on the center.
  3. Roll up the mixture and twist the ends until you have something that resembles a tootsie roll.
  4. Cut slits on sides and tops so that fat can escape during baking. Place on sheet pan.
  5. In a preheated 350f convention oven, bake 45-55 minutes or until minimum internal temperature of 155f is reached.
  6. Unroll the loaf and brush on bbq sauce
  7. Let rest 10-15 minutes and slice.
  8. Yields 10-12 slices to feed 4-6

Note: it’s easy to make oat flour, just grind old fashioned oats in a food processor until coarse texture is achieved.