Sunday, May 20, 2012

Low Carb Meatloaf with Tomatoes, Basil and Provolone Recipe

- 2lbs ground beef
- 1 roma tomato (any type will do, this is what i had)
- 2 eggs
- 1 onion.. slice about 1/4 of it thinly , 3/4 of it chop fine
- 1/4cup Ragu "no sugar added" Pasta Sauce
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- at least 4 slices Provolone cheese
- 1 tablespoon of a Taco Seasoning packet
- 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
- Basil, 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil if you dont mind spending more
1. In large bowl, combine the beef, chopped onions, eggs, pasta sauce, worcestershire, breadcrumbs, taco seasoning mix, salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 350. Slice the tomato thinly and set aside
2. Spray edges of meatloaf pan with Pam and transfer meat to pan and bake for 50minutes. after 50minutes, remove from oven. i then press a spatula into the meat to make slices where i will eventually divide into serving portions..easier to do it now than have to force it later. add sliced onions on top now, then tomato slices, sprinkle on basil, then add provolone cheese slices on top.
3. return to oven and bake for additional 10 minutes.

4. cheese will be melted or slightly brown.
5. transfer to plate to cool. divide up alont those spatula lines done earlier and serve or tupperware.

About 5 carbs per serving from the bread crumbs. Carbs from the "no sugar" pasta sauce are free since they come from vegetables.

Here is the recipe in a google docs format for easy printing Meatloaf Recipe