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