An Ode to Meatloaf: Chorizo and Bacon Wrapped Meaty Goodness.

Today we are saying good-bye meaty meals and hello to vegetarian and vegan inspired dinners.  I am a creature of habit:  smoothie for breakfast, salad/soup for lunch, and dinner created by the boyfriend in the evening.  My first two meals of the day are usually unprocessed and fruit/veggie based.  It’s dinner that Mike and I tend to overindulge in.  We want to start eating lighter and I’ve busted out the raw food books of years past.  This doesn’t mean that I am cutting meat ENTIRELY out of my life, but it is going to be few and far between that I will be scarfing down some of my favorite meat-based dinners.  Today’s post is an ode to an amazing meatloaf recipe I found about a year ago on PaleOMG.com.  Her recipes are OUTRAGEOUSLY delicious and pretty simple to make.  Below you will find the recipe and I guarantee you’ll love it even if you’re not a huge meatloaf fan.

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Yum.   

What You Will Need:

  • 1 lb ground meat of choice
  • 1 lb chorizo sausage, casing removed
  • 4-5 bacon strips
  • 1 cup almond meal/flour
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 handful of mushrooms chopped
  • 1 handful of spinach shredded
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • scallions to top post-cooking
  • Siracha or other hot sauce/condiment to drizzle on top

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What You Will Need To Do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl except for bacon, condiment, and scallions.
  3. Place your mixture into a 9 X 5 baking pan.
  4. Cut your bacon pieces to fit across the top and tuck them into the sides.
  5. Bake your meatloaf for 1 hour and 15 mins.
  6. You can then broil it for about 5 minutes to get a nice crispiness to the bacon.
  7. Squirt your condiment along the top and place the scallions atop as well.

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This meatloaf is just the right amount of spiciness and the veggies get such a nice, soft texture.  We always let it cool and remove it from the baking dish to let the grease drain out.

I like to pair a slice with a sweet potato side.  Yum yum!

Keep the meat choice a leaner option to cut down on fat and grease.

Happy Wednesday and check back later this week for an update on my 1 gallon of water a day challenge and some new bath product recipes!

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One response to “An Ode to Meatloaf: Chorizo and Bacon Wrapped Meaty Goodness.

  1. Pingback: Sunday Funday: Beating the Holiday Stress, 1 Gallon-a-Day-Water Challenge, and Strawberry Spin Smoothie. | thepaisleykitchen·

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