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Meatloaf with Cauliflower Mash and Baby Squash

Posted by on Sep. 17, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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Meatloaf with Cauliflower Mash and Baby Squash
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2 packs meat loaf mix (ground veal, beef and pork - about 2.5 lbs.)
1 small onion - chopped
1 small yellow pepper - chopped with seeds & stem removed
1.5 cups ground pork rinds
3/4 cup low carb ketchup
1 cup heavy cream
2 eggs
4 slices low carb white bread - (crust removed & left out overnight, then diced)
2 tbsp. celery flake
1/2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. minced onion
1 lb. bacon
6 baby squash-rinsed (or 3 large cut in half)

Cauliflower Mash:
3 cups cauliflower (approx. 1 head)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 stick butter
salt and pepper to taste
4 slices American cheese (approx. 2 oz.)
1 tsp. paprika

Meat Loaf Preparation: (Makes 2 meatloaf)
Mix ground meat mix well with cream, ketchup, eggs, cubed bread, and pork rinds in large bowl. Add all dry spice, onion and pepper. Let mix sit for 1 hour in refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and heat cast iron pan over medium heat. Lay a large 8" heavy-duty spatula on cutting board. Lay 7 - 8 slices of bacon crosswise over spatula starting at bend near handle and ending at tip of spatula. Use 1/2 of meat mixture and form into 10" loaf. Place loaf over bacon on spatula. Starting at one end fold bacon one slice at a time over itself until entire loaf is wrapped in bacon. Take spatula with bacon wrapped meatloaf and carefully flip loaf (seam side down) into preheated cast iron pan. Sear bottom of meat 6 - 8 minutes until brown. Place baby squash around meatloaf. Remove from heat and bake in cast iron pan in 400 degrees oven for 40 minutes. Remove meatloaf and squash from pan onto serving plate and let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Repeat with second meatloaf so you have left overs.

Cauliflower Mash Preparation:(6 half cup servings)
Trim hard stems and leaves from cauliflower. Cut flowerets from stem (discard stem) and place in rolling boil of salted water for 15 minutes until tender. DRAIN WELL.

Place hot cauliflower in food processor with large blade. Pulse while adding butter and heavy cream. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon mash into 1-quart oven-proof casserole dish and cover with 4 slices of American cheese. Dash top of casserole with paprika. Place in oven with meatloaf for last 5 minutes and serve hot.

Yields 6 servings with two pieces of meatloaf and one half cup of cauliflower mash - approximately 8 net carbs per serving
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