So this meatloaf has a very peculiar ingredient…..and it’s almond butter! Instead of using breadcrumbs, the added fat from the almond butter keeps the meatloaf moist without the added carbs and anti-nutrients 😉
Italian Bacon Meatloaf (Grain Free)
1/2 cup almond butter
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
white and light green parts of a bundle of green onions, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 ts dried parsley
1/2 ts dried basil
1/4 cup tomato paste
salt and pepper
2 lbs grass-fed beef 85/15
3 pieces of bacon, halved
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Combine all the ingredients besides the beef and bacon in a large bowl. Add in ground beef and work in until combined with egg mixture.
Spread out meat mixture in a 1.5 quart loaf pan. Place bacon pieces on top, tucking into the sides. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. You can turn on broiler for about 5 minutes so bacon gets crispy at the end if you want. Remove from the oven and let rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Hope you enjoy!