Thursday, May 3, 2012

Low Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

another low carb recipe, a twist off a traditional meat loaf recipe:

- 2lbs ground beef
- half onion chopped fine
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 3 slices cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- 5-6 slices of bacon, uncooked
1. Combine the ground beef, eggs, pepper, onions in large bowl.. see that cool meatloaf pan i picked up at walmart? spray edges with Pam. Preheat oven to 375
2. Put about 2/3 of beef mixture into pan and shape it so it has a depression in the middle, deep enough to fit the shredded cheese. Pour in the shredded cheese
3. Add the rest of the beef on top and press down a bit on edges so cheese will not ooze out. Layer on the bacon slices. Run them in the direction of how you are going to slice up the loaf
4. Bake for 50 minutes. Then add the 3 pieces of cheese on top and bake additional 10 min

When finished baking remove with those cool handles and transfer to plate to cool. Meatloaf has always been one of those recipes that tastes better the next day so all the juices get soaked up in the meat. Optional ingredients to add depending on your tastes: finely chopped jalapenos, mushrooms, bacon pieces, green peppers.

Cut up into 5 servings (cut right along the bacon strips). Carbs will be about 5grams per serving from the bread crumbs. This is lunch for mrs. lexus for the week.

Here is the recipe in a google documents format --->> Meatloaf recipe