Low Carb Meatloaf Extraordinaire

Meatloaf ExtraordinaireThis Meatloaf Extraordinaire might be the most beautiful meatloaf you will ever see.  As you slice it, it has green (spinach), prosciutto ham (salmon), carrot (orange), and gruyere cheese (white) visible in each piece.

Any leftovers can be thinly sliced and used in a sandwich with either butter or mayo on Carbalose Flour Bread

 

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Meatloaf Extraordinaire
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Lb 20% Ground Beef
  2. 1 Lb Ground Pork
  3. 2 Lightly Beaten Eggs
  4. ½ C Finely Diced Onions
  5. ½ t Ground Rosemary
  6. ¾ t Garlic Salt
  7. ½ t Salt
  8. ½ t Pepper
  9. 1 Large Carrot Shaved Lengthwise
  10. 2 Cups Wilted Fresh Spinach
  11. 6 Very Thinly Sliced Pieces Prosciutto Ham
  12. 1½ C Shredded Gruyere Cheese
  13. 1½ C Carbalose Bread Crumbs (Optional)
  14. ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  15. ¼ C Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook shaved carrot until soft but not falling apart.
  3. Mix eggs with onions, rosemary, garlic salt & pepper and mix this thoroughly into the ground beef and pork.
  4. Mix bread crumbs with parmesan cheese and spread onto a sheet of parchment paper about 10”x12”.
  5. With fingers, press meat mixture over crumbs.
  6. Sprinkle spinach down first then carrots, proscuitto, and top with cheese leaving about ½” at sides.
  7. Lifting parchment paper, roll the meatloaf tightly and press any unused crumbs into sides of meatloaf and scrunch in.
  8. With a brush, dab olive oil over entire crumbed surface.
  9. Transfer to Silpat or foil lined sheet pan and bake about 35-40 minutes. Surprisingly, this does not take long to cook.
  10. Let rest 10 minutes and cut meatloaf log into 8 equal pieces or about 1¼” wide.
  11. You may also drizzle with a thin beef base gravy.
  12. This is one gorgeous meatloaf and certainly elegant enough to serve at a dinner party.
  13. Serves 8
  14. 604 Calories, 43.8g Protein, 16g Carbs, 8.4g Fiber, 7.6g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Nutritionals include bread crumbs and if you don't want or have the bread crumbs crushed pork skins are a great substitute.
  2. Any good shaved deli ham will serve in place of the proscuitto and it will of course alter the taste a bit.
  3. Any leftovers can be used for fabulous meatloaf sandwiches or portioned & frozen for further dinners.
  4. You can also opt to wrap the meatloaf in bacon cause bacon never hurts anything.
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