Happy Saturday Noodles!
As I sit here shoveling leftover meatloaf in my face I figured I should probably post this recipe! Quick and easy this is by far my favorite meal for leftovers! Pair it up with some zero sugar added ketchup and some Tapatillo and I’m in heaven.
Before we start, I have one thing I want to share with you. 1st is the life changing Christmas present THE CUISINART FOOD PROCESSOR….Holy shit it’s incredible. Up until now I only had a little tiny one, about a 1 cupper. Making salsa and cauliflower rice in 20 batches is NOT fun. There’s about 20 different do-hickies that come with it and let me just tease you with a little Sweet Potato hash brown recipe that will be up next week. Yeah, that just happened. Anyway, if you don’t have one start looking into getting one, they have them used all the time on craigslist! I made absolutely perfect cucumber slices for my “chips” and salsa the other night. Brilliant.
Simply Paleo Meatloaf- You’ll Need:
1 lb grass fed ground beef
1 lb ground pork
4 slices bacon
1 cup almond flour
1 whole onion (finely chopped, go Cuisinart!)
6 cloves garlic (finely chopped, go Cuiniart!)
2 tbsp cajun seasoning (or something of the sort)
4 tbsp zero sugar added ketchup (and read the ingredients!!)
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. There is a saying in chef-land that if you don’t use your hands to make meatloaf it will be gross and cursed. So roll up your sleeves and get to some meat squishing. Place all of your ingredients except the bacon in a large bowl and get your damn hands dirty!
PRO TIP: Use a fork and mix up the egg first in the same bowl.
Mix it up well but not too well, over handling your meat changes the texture, and if you want your hands in cold meat any longer than absolutely necessary you’re just weird. Place the mixture in the meatloaf pan and press it down, tuck it in nice and tight. Place the bacon sliced on top and pop this in the oven for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes are up turn the heat on the oven up to broil and get that bacon crunchy! Keep an eye out though on those broilers! Slice it up horizontally (across the grain from the bacon) and serve.
Excellent (and perhaps better the next day), great for lunches throughout the week. For a cool brekkie idea, fry up a couple of eggs and place them on top of a slice of meatloaf!
Live to Thrive,