Here's a low carb tasty twist on meatloaf
and it's loaded with flavor!
Let's start by making the sauce.
I recommend doing this several
hours before the start of the
cook if not a day in advance.
This will allow for the spices
to meld with the sauce. In a
medium mixing bowl mix the
15 oz. Can Hunts
8 oz. Can Hunts Tomato Sauce
Gloves Garlic Minced
1 Tbsp. Dried Oregano
Tsp. dried Basil (ground)
1/2 Tsp. Onion
Place 8 oz. of the sauce aside.
It will be used to coat the
exterior of the meatloaf. Cover
both with plastic wrap and let
stand in the fridge for at least
Dice 1 cups worth of sweet onion
and 1/2 of an Anaheim pepper.
Make sure to de-seed the pepper
prior to dicing. Dice 4 oz. of
sundried tomatoes. These usually
are in a jar packed in oil.
Using a fork, fish them out
allowing as much of the oil to
drain off as possible. You will
use approximately 1/2 of the 7
oz. jar. I used the Safeway
Select brand found at my local
Next cut up 1 1/4 cup of
pepperoni slices. I used the
Hormel 25% less fat pepperoni
that is pre-sliced and comes in
a 6 oz. re-sealable bag.
In a medium pan melt 2 tbsp.
butter over medium high heat. Do
not burn the butter. Add in the
sweet onion and Anaheim pepper
and sauté until the onions
become translucent. Remove
from the heat and let cool.
In a extra large mixing bowl
place the 7 lbs. of 80/20 ground
beef. Using your fingers, poke a
bunch of holes into the ground
beef. Pour the sauce over the
beef allowing it to seep into
the holes. Add the sun dried
tomatoes, onions and peppers.
Using your hands thoroughly mix
the beef. Pour the bag of
Baken-Ets into your blender and
crush them up using pulse mode.
Add the crushed Baken-Ets and 2
cups of Mozzarella cheese to the
beef and thoroughly mix. Cover
with plastic and place in the
fridge for a couple hours to
allow all the flavors to meld.
After the beef has had time to
sit in the fridge, pre-heat your
cooker to 250 degree F. In this
cook I used Bear Mountain
Cascade Alder BBQ Pellets.
Place the beef on to a cookie
sheet by turning the bowl upside
down on to the cookie sheet and
shaking it until the meat falls
on to the cookie sheet. Divide
the meat into two equal portions
and form two uniform loafs. Coat
the outside of both meatloaf's
with the 8 0z. of sauce you set
aside. Shake pepper on each
meatloaf to taste.
Transfer the meatloaf's to
greased smoking racks if you
have them. Place the meatloaf's
into your cooker which should be
pre-heated to 250 degrees F.
Cook until the internal temp
reaches 160 degrees F.
This is a very easy recipe to
make and requires just a little
preparation time. Cook time
roughly 5 1/2 hours @ 250
Enjoy the meatloaf!