I saw this recipe on Pinterest, and decided I would throw it together yesterday for dinner. We were having so much fun outside, I didn’t want to spend an hour in the kitchen cooking. So meatloaf sounded like a great option. Yes, Mom, meatloaf. I have always hated meatloaf. And really, I think it is the name. A loaf of meat just sounds awful. I’ve tried to think of a new name for meatloaf for years and have never come up with anything. Either way, this one was pretty delicious.
When I started dating my husband we went out to dinner one night at this little diner in town, and they had meatloaf on the menu. I told him I did not like meat loaf, and in the future I would never make it for him. He agreed, and said he never liked it either. I thought, this was it. We were meant to be together! Haha!
So I told him about the recipe, and he said he was willing to try it. It has a pound of bacon in it, afterall. I used venison too, instesd of ground beef. It turned out great, and I had it again for lunch today. The kids both ate it, and Hadley said, “Mom, you made this meatloaf the best!” She is so sweet!
Here is the original recipe, over at Civilized Caveman Cooking.
- 1 lb ground beef or venison, turkey, etc.
- 1 lb bacon, chopped
- 14 ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 red onion, minced
- 1 bell pepper, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup almond flour (I used grated parmesan)
- 2 tbsp oregano
- 1/2 tbsp sea salt
- Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 Degrees Farenheit
- Chop your bacon and combine in a mixing bowl with your beef
- Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl, and using your hands mix well to ensure an even distribution of ingredients
- You can now form it into a loaf and put it in a pyrex dish, put it in a loaf pan, or form into meatballs and put in the pan
- Bake for an hour or until the meat is cooked through, internal temperature needs to be at least 165 Degrees F
- Remove from oven and let sit for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
This is the original poster’s picture, not mine. His was much prettier! But mine tasted just as good I bet.
This would have been even better with a little A1 Sauce, but we were out. I put some blue cheese crumbles on mine, and Hadley slathered hers with Ketchup. Brent, of course, used Frank’s Hot Sauce. However you like it, this is an easy, yummy recipe that only has 6 carbs per serving, and there are 6 servings. I also made some steamed broccoli to have with it.
You might notice that I use grated parmesan instead of breadcrumbs or flour in pretty much every recipe. It has the same consistency and does the same thing, but I think it adds more flavor. It also has zero carbs.
Tonight I’m making Stuffed Bell Peppers with Salsa and Guacamole. The weather is supposed to get really bad here later, seeing as how we are getting into storm season, it was bound to happen. I really dislike storm season in Oklahoma. I can handle the rain and sever weather, but the tornadoes are scary! Especially the ones at night. It is going to be a crazy storm, they are saying temperatures in the 30s and possible ice? In April? That’s Oklahoma for you, I guess. I am always happy in July when the worst storms are over!
What are you making for dinner?
Have you made any recipes you have found on here? How did they turn out?