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Bacon Mushroom Meatloaf (AKA Rob’s Meatloaf)

02 Mar 2012, Posted by CrossFit Carbon in Blog, News, Nutrition

Our very own Rob E. has a featured item on the Paleo Table blog!  Yummy!

I have literally never made meat loaf until now. My mom made it when I was a kid, but I don’t remember much about it. This version is paleo comfort food at its finest: bacon, mushrooms, onions, and grass-fed ground beef. Yum! When you cook this, be sure to place a pan underneath your baking dish. The fat from the bacon will start to simmer and could make quite a mess in your oven. (I speak from experience!) I am not a huge ketchup fan, but I do like my paleo ketchup recipe. I didn’t put very much on top, so feel free to double it if you’d like. This meat loaf is my take on a recipe that came to me complements of our friend Rob. I hope you enjoy the combination of meat and veggies all in one neat bundle!

Ingredients
2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
1 pound nitrate-free bacon, roughly chopped
1 onion, chopped
8 oz mushrooms, chopped
1 cup almond flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1-3 Tbsp hot sauce
1/2 cup paleo ketchup

Preparation
1.  Be sure to place a pan under your dish to catch the bacon drips.
2.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
3.  Add bacon to large skillet over medium high heat. Saute for 10-15 minutes or until bacon begins to crisp. Add onion and mushroom and saute for an additional 5-10 minutes or until onion starts to become translucent.
4.  In the meantime, crumble ground beef into a large mixing bowl. Add egg and 1/2 cup almond flour, using your hands to combine.
5.  Combine paleo ketchup and hot sauce in a small bowl.
6.  When bacon mixture is ready, drain fat and add bacon, onion, and mushrooms to meat. Fold in using a wooden mixing spoon or your hands. Season with salt and pepper.
7.  Transfer meat to a large loaf pan. Pat it down gently and round the top a little bit.
8.  Pour ketchup mixture on top and spread evenly with a spatula.
9.  Place in the oven on the middle rack. Place a large rimmed baking sheet underneath it.
10.  Bake for one hour or until cooked through.
11.  To serve, slice as you would bread. Serve on its own or with a green salad.

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