KETO BACON-COVERED MEATLOAF (HEART HEALTHY)
My Keto Bacon-Covered Meatloaf, is my husband’s favorite comfort food. I always know he will be pleased with the results. For this reason, I try to switch things up and do various types and styles of meatloaf. Meatloaf is easy and fast to prepare and hits that comfort food spot every time.
After the invention of the meat grinder which was an ordinary kitchen tool and during the Great Depression meatloaf was a well known and appreciated dish. Meatloaf was an inexpensive type of protein that went a long way in feeding families. During World War II meatloaf was also a cheap way to feed families. For this reason in earned the name ‘Vitality Loaf.’
Once an inexpensive culinary necessity for families, meatloaf is today a mainstay in diners and even gourmet restaurants. It all depends on how the meatloaf is made and the quality of the beef.
Jamie Oliver adds cumin, coriander, oregano, rosemary, Dijon mustard, cream crackers, smoked bacon and beef in his celebrated meatloaf. The loaf is smothered in a sauce made with garlic, red chili, paprika, chickpeas, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. An interesting combination of ingredients and flavors.
Martha Stewart combines fresh white bread, garlic, onion, celery stalk, carrot, flat-leaf parsley, ground chuck and ground pork.
Some chefs use a combination of beef, pork, and venison and add gravy rather than a sauce. You can also make meatloaf with any meat that can be ground, such as duck, turkey, bison, elk, etc.
In my version you can add whatever herbs and spices you like. Take this basic Paleo Whole30 compliant version and create something outstanding for family and friends.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO BACON-COVERED MEATLOAF?
Ground beef is an excellent source of protein. Ground beef can be a great source of essential nutrients. A 3-ounce serving of 90% lean ground beef contains approximately 180 calories, 22 grams of protein, and 10 grams of fat. It is also a good source of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, iron, and zinc. However, ground beef can also be high in saturated fat and cholesterol, so it is important to consume it in moderation and choose leaner cuts when possible. It is also important to handle and cook ground beef properly to reduce the risk of food borne illness.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO BACON-COVERED MEATLOAF?
The predominant taste sensations of Keto Bacon-Covered Meatloaf are fattiness due to the beef, tanginess and umami from the compliant tomato sauce and umami and saltiness from the bacon.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO BACON-COVERED MEATLOAF?
With the predominant taste sensations of Keto Low-Carb Bacon-Covered Meatloaf being fattiness, umami, a little tanginess and saltiness, choose a big austere red wine. These reds offer lots of earthy character, along with pleasant bitterness and astringency. The wine’s tannin (bitterness and astringency) will nicely offset the fattiness and saltiness of bacon. Think Zinfandel, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
*Wine Tips: support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT KETO LOW-CARB DINNER RECIPES CAN YOU ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
OMG, the Ninja NC301 CREAMi Ice Cream Maker is the BEST appliance I’ve bought for myself to support my Keto diet. I stand behind this product 100%. I eat healthy high protein, sugar-free ice cream every night. I experiment with different ingredient combinations all the time. I purchased 5 additional containers so that I can make a week’s worth of ice cream at one time. I’ve made ice cream with cottage cheese and almond milk with protein powder; tofu with almond milk and protein powder; fat-free plain yogurt with almond milk and sugar-free jello and more! The machine shaves frozen pints perfectly with its one-touch programs.. You can prepare ice cream, sorbet, gelato, milkshake, smoothie bowl, lite ice cream and more. Prep your base, freeze overnight, process, and enjoy!
Sometimes it takes more than one spin to get your desired texture. Select the re-spin function if, after processing, you want your processed treat softer and creamier. This unit is ONLY compatible with the Ninja CREAMi NC299 and NC300 pint accessories. It will NOT fit the NC100, NC200 or NC500 Series pints.
With the Ninja Creami you can enjoy healthy treats that taste just as good as regular ice cream loaded in bad saturated fat, sugar, and preservatives.