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KETO BACON-COVERED MEATLOAF (HEART HEALTHY)

KETO BACON-COVERED MEATLOAF

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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:
ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

WHAT KETO LOW-CARB DINNER RECIPES CAN YOU ENJOY?

KETO LOW-CARB KOREAN BEEF SHORT-RIBS

KETO LOW-CARB KOREAN BEEF SHORT-RIBS

Korean Short Ribs

Coconut Coasted Drumsticks

Tuna Cheddar Casserole

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Wings

Bacon-Wrapped Chorizo

BBQ Pork

HOW DO YOU PREPARE THIS MEATLOAF?

PALEO WHOLE30 HOMEMADE MEATLOAF

Prepare all ingredients.

 

Spray baking dish with avocado nonstick cooking spray. Mix all ingredients together with hands.

 

PALEO WHOLE30 HOMEMADE MEATLOAF

Coat meatloaf with Paleo Whole30 compliant homemade ketchup.

 

PALEO WHOLE30 BACON COVERED HOMEMADE MEATLOAF

Lay and overlap strips of Paleo Whole30 compliant bacon oven meatloaf.

 

PALEO WHOLE30 BACON COVERED HOMEMADE MEATLOAF

Bake until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F, about 45 to 55 minutes. Let meatloaf rest for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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KETO BACON-COVERED HOMEMADE MEATLOAF

KETO BACON-COVERED MEATLOAF


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This Keto Bacon-Covered Meatloaf can be enjoyed all year long. It is perfect for lunch in a low-carb sandwich or as an entree for dinner. The recipe uses ground beef, onion, garlic, olive oil, eggs and Keto Low-Carb bread crumbs. Only 9.3 net carbs per serving. Delicious! Check out the recipe.


Ingredients

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1 onion, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1.5 pounds ground beef (grass-fed for Heart Healthy)

3 eggs

2 cups Keto Low-Carb bread crumbs*

1 teaspoon black pepper

½ sugar-free ketchup

10 slices sugar-free bacon (turkey bacon for Heart Healthy)


Instructions

  • *Keto Low-carb Breadcrumbs
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. In a food processor or blender add onion, garlic, and olive oil.  Pulsate until finely chopped.  Measure all other ingredients and place in mixing bowl with onion/garlic mixture.  Mix all ingredients together, except for ketchup.  Spray a baking dish with avocado non-stick cooking spray.  Place meatloaf mixture into the baking dish.  Coat meatloaf with ketchup.  Lay and overlap strips of bacon over meatloaf mixture.  Trim ends of bacon to make meatloaf neat and tidy.   Bake until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F, about 45 to 55 minutes. Let meatloaf rest for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.  Serve with mashed cauliflower with plant-based butter.

Notes

  • The recipe is based on the keto version and is approximate only.  One serving has 9.3 grams of net carbs.
  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.) 
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: DINNER

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 821
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 747
  • Fat: 45.7
  • Saturated Fat: 20.1
  • Carbohydrates: 9.3
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 84.4
  • Cholesterol: 316

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