Grace’s Favorite Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 4 lbs  hamburger
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 -1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 – 6 eggs
  • 1 – 1&1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 can tomato paste
  • salt (about 1 tsp per lb of meat or more if you like more salt)
  • pepper (as much as you like pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • chili powder (as much as you like spicy foods)
  • 1 can tomato sauce mixed with remaining 1/2 can of tomato paste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prep onion & peppers.
  3. In a large bowl mix all ingredients except the sauce mixed with the remaining tomato paste.
  4. Start with 4 eggs and one cup of almond flour, add additional eggs and flour until the loaf binds together well.
  5. Form into a loaf with a crevice down the middle.
  6. Place in a casserole or baking dish that allows for at least 1-2 inches of space around the loaf.
  7. Bake until a meat thermometer inserted at a 45 degree angle (not touching the bottom of the pan) reads 145-155 degrees.   Usually it takes 1&1/2 hours or so.  If you cut the recipe in half, check the loaf after 1 hour.

Optional additional ingredients:  mushrooms (sliced thin), green olives (halved), substitute some pork for the hamburger, red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper, jalapeno peppers (chopped)

Contributed by Mary

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