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Mexi Meatloaf

Mexi Meatloaf

This #FoodieFriday recipe is by Julie Bauer of PaleOMG.com. As a fan of loaves of meat as well as #TexMex, I was pretty beefed when I came across this recipe! It’s quick, easy, tasty, filling and leaves perfect leftovers for reheating.

You don’t necessarily need the Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo, but the fact that this brand has by far the best sauce ingredients and it is damn good at the same time, I highly recommend it. It contains sunflower oil which is not the greatest – “high oleic, cold-pressed” is what you want – but is a helluva a ton better for you than the conventional soybean oil-laden sauces you find at grocery stores, as well as much more convenient than attempting to make your own.

Unless you can find a good source for your chorizo (check out Avenue Market in DT Plymouth), I would recommend searching how to make your own with quality, grass-fed, pasture-raised beef/pork -- it’s basically meat and spices.

INGREDIENTS

•    1 pound ground grass-fed beef
•    1 pound ground chorizo
•    2 medium carrots, chopped
•    1 cup chopped button mushrooms
•    2 cups baby spinach, chopped
•    ¼ white onion, minced
•    2 garlic cloves, minced
•    1 cup almond flour
•    1 teaspoon garlic powder
•    ½ teaspoon salt
•    ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
•    ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
•    ½ pound bacon
•    2-3 tablespoons Sir Kensington's Chipotle Mayo or homemade chipotle mayo
•    chopped green onions, to garnish

INSTUCTIONS

1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.    Place all ingredients, except for the bacon, mayo and green onions, in a large bowl and mix well with your hands until combined.
3.    Put all the mixture into a 9×5 baking dish. Cut the bacon strips in half so they fit across the baking dish perfectly. Layer the bacon down the baking dish, overlapping the bacon slightly and covering all the meat mixture. Tuck the sides of the bacon in so they don’t turn up while they bake.
4.    Place in oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then turn on broiler and cook for less than 5 minutes, just to brown the bacon a little more. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn.
5.    Garnish with chipotle mayo and green onions.