Friday, February 22, 2008

Loafing Around: Low Carb Meatloaf in a Bundt Pan

My husband went to a network group meeting last night and somehow came home with a Pampered Chef bundt pan. No, he didn't sneak off to a clandestine cookware party, it just happened to be one of the door prizes that was given out and he was a lucky winner.

Before low-carb, I would be using something like this to create zucchini cakes and other sugary goodies. Even the pan came with directions on how to make about a dozen desserts, all including not only sugar, but brown sugar AND powdered sugar as well (don't EVEN get me started on the white flour!). I considered giving the pan away, but I figured it would just be used to perpetuate the evils of carbohydrate consumption and that just didn't seem right. Neither did it seem right for this outstanding piece of finely-crafted stoneware to sit in a cupboard collecting dust. The only thing that could do it justice was to bake something in it...something low carb...something healthy...something made of MEAT!

Wifezilla's Low Carb "Loafing Around" Bundt Pan Meat Loaf

3lb ground beef, ground turkey, or any combination of the two
1/8 cup flax meal
1/8 cup chia seeds (or just use more flax if you don't have these on hand)
1/4 cup powdered parmesan cheese
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup Heinz One Carb ketchup (plus extra for a glaze)
4 large eggs
2 Tbsp dried onion
4oz cream cheese (softened)
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp Mrs Dash
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp sea salt (or regular table salt)
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground cayenne pepper (optional)

Thoroughly mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Lightly press mixture into a well greased bundt pan. Bake at 350º for approximately 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reads 170º (can be 160º if you are using only beef). Remove from oven and carefully overturn bundt pan on to a cookie sheet. Slowly lift bundt pan off of cooked meatloaf. Glaze with Heinz 1 Carb Ketcup. Return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes to allow glaze to bake in to the top. Slice and serve.

The meatloaf mix

Ready to bake

Just before returning to the oven to finish the glaze. (Ok, it's more of a "blobbing" than a glazing, but what can I say? I really like Heinz 1 Carb Ketchup!)


Anonymous said...

Looks good enough to eat! :-) Thanks, Wifezilla.

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