Meatloaf is one of the few meals everyone in our house enjoys- no funny faces, no complaints, no running next door to grandma’s. I used to make it with crushed crackers, onion soup mix and loads of ketchup. All loaded with simple carbs, all taboo once I started paying attention to my blood sugar. So, I had to find a way to fix a family favorite- turns out it was pretty simple and it tastes almost exactly the same.
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 2-3 handfuls quick oats (not low-carb but it is a complex carb making it blood-glucose friendly)
- small can tomato paste mixed with a few sprinkles of Brown Sugar Twin
- 2 eggs
- palm full of onion powder
- palm full of dehydrated onion flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- low-carb ketchup (I like Heinz reduced sugar)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine all ingredients except ketchup in a large bowl (I use my hands to really mix it well). If it feels too loose add more oats- mixture should be wet but not sloppy. Press mixture into a loaf pan and top with a thin zig-zag line of LC ketchup. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle. (I like the top to be crispy so I bake for a generous amount of time.) Let stand for 5-10 minutes then slice like bread.