Low Carb Meatloaf
I love finding old celebrity recipes. They used to be a thing.
Like this meatloaf recipe from funny lady, Carol Burnett. I love the simplicity of it. Not too many measurements, just mix a bunch of stuff together and "squish meat with hands through all this mess. (Wash hands first!)".
I know that she had her own show, but for my money, her best performance was as Miss Hannigan in Annie (below). It was back when there were comedic alcoholics in children's films.
It was a bit tricky adapting her meatloaf recipe for a low carb diet.
You'd think that meatloaf would be low carb, but you'd be wrong. The bread and ketchup actually make it extra carb-y. So in my version of meatloaf, you swap out almond quick bread for bread crumbs and homemade ketchup for regular ketchup. It makes for a few more steps, but it's worth it to get meatloaf with only 2g net carbs.
For this recipe you'll need: ground beef, eggs, almond quick bread, shallots, tomato sauce and bell peppers.
After you've gathered/made all your ingredients, you can follow Carol Burnett's recipe and squish it through your fingers.
(But wash hands first!)
Low Carb Meatloaf
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 8 oz can of tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 2 1/3 pound ground beef
- 2/3 cup shallot
- 2/3 cup bell pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. Spray 2 ramekins with cooking spray. Add the almond butter and butter to the dish. Microwave for 30 seconds and mix until smooth. In a small bowl whisk the almond flour, and baking powder together. Pour the milk and egg to dry ingredients and stir until combined. Pour this mixture into the ramekins with the almond butter mixture and stir to combine well. Microwave 3 minutes. Cut into 1/2" sized cubes.
3. Mix together tomato sauce, sweetener and vinegar.
4. Saute the shallots and peppers in olive oil until softened, 3-4 minutes.
5. Mix eggs, 1/2 of the ketchup and quick bread crumbs together until they form a lumpy paste.
6. Mix in the sauted vegetables, and beef. Squish through your fingers to combine.
7. Form into a loaf and place on a cookie sheet that has been covered in tin foil. Cover the top in the remaining ketchup.
8. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 degrees F until cooked through.
PREP TIME: 20 COOK TIME: 1 HR 30 MIN
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Servings 10 Calories 183 Total Fat 12g Protein 16g Carbs 3g Fiber 1g Net Carbs 2g