I wanted to eat it every day. But, I practiced self restraint and figured out a way to have those flavors without the almost 900 calories that the burger has. My solution! Meatloaf. Now I know so many people have an aversion to meatloaf. This is not that meatloaf. It is tender, moist, and so flavorful. I usually make it a few times a month. I even figured out how to make it grain free! It makes delicious left overs. I usually serve it with potatoes and some green vegetable on the side.
1 onion sliced
6-8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
1 to 1-1/2 lb ground beef (I usually use 90/10 as 80/20 gets too crumbly)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 C almond meal (substitute breadcrumbs if desired)
2 oz C cheddar cheese, shredded or cubed
1/4 C + 2 tbsp favorite BBQ sauce (I like spicy!)
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Over medium heat, caramelize the onions in butter. It should take about 20 minutes or so until they are soft and golden. Set aside to cool.
- If you haven't done the bacon yet, do this at the same time as the onions (or even do it a little before and then cook the onions in the bacon drippings)
- In a bowl mix remaining ingredients (reserve 1/4 C bbq sauce) lightly.
- Add the onions and bacon
- Put in loaf pan
- Spread remaining bbq sauce over top
- Bake 30 minutes
- Serve with favorite sides (the last time I made this I did garlic smashed red potatoes...)
This recipe is so versatile. You can add or omit ingredients. Sometimes I will reserve a little bacon and sprinkle it over the top after it's done.
I love this meatloaf. It has changed my life.