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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Easy Mexican Style Meatloaf - Low Carb
This evening I made my Mexican Style Meatloaf for dinner. I actually did a little bit of prep last night by sauteing half of a diced red bell pepper, a diced Poblano pepper, and a diced small Vidalia onion in a bit of olive oil until softened and the onion translucent. I put them in a small bowl and popped them in the fridge overnight so I could just mix them into my beef along with the spices when I got home from work this evening. I used my meatloaf recipe found here: Mexican Style Meatloaf and just added the diced cooked peppers and onions to give it an additional boost of flavor. You can choose to add or omit to suit your own taste. I simply mixed everything together which took about 5 minutes and then popped it into my preheated oven for a little over an hour. Note that in place of the typical egg and breadcrumbs added to traditional style meatloaf as a binder, instead I used shredded cheese as my binder. It works amazingly well and adds flavor as well. You will never miss those fillers, I promise. I snapped a few photos of tonight's meatloaf below. If you'd like to try another delicious flavor of meatloaf, be sure to check out my recipe for Greek Style Meatloaf w/ Eggplant, Spinach & Feta here: Greek Style Meatloaf. Enjoy!
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We love this meatloaf and the addition of the onions & peppers is a wonderful and tasty idea! I'm going to do that next time.
Hope you're having a good summer. So far ours has been uncharacteristically pleasant over-all with not too many sweltering days. (It's expected to get into the 90s next week, though.) It's also been unusually dry and not oppressively muggy. This summer's been rather to my liking so far, but we actually could use a little rain.
Sounds so yummy! I will put it on next week's menu. Thank you for so many wonderful ideas and recipes.
Glad you enjoy this meatloaf as well...I loved the added peppers and onions. Our summer so far as been quite oppressive. Heat, unreal humidity and all the icky parts of summer. It doesn't help we are in the process of moving during the hottest time of year either! ;-)
Thanks. I hope you enjoy this meatloaf as much as we do. :-)
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