|Not your mom's crappy meatloaf|
2 lbs. Grass-fed ground beef (or bison/turkey)
1/2 onion (chopped) *
1 small zucchini (chopped)
1 red pepper (chopped)
1 green pepper (chopped)
5 cloves garlic (smashed)
1/4 -1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 Tbs. dried parsley
1/2 Tbs. dried thyme
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 ground flax seed
3/4 cup ketchup (divided)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar + 2 Tbl.
1-2 Tbl. olive oil
Preheat oven to 425. Heat oil over medium heat and add zucchini, peppers, garlic and cook until soft. In a large bowl, mix meat, red pepper, egg, flour, flax seed, 1/2 cup ketchup and 2 Tbl. balsamic vinegar and herbs. When veggies are done and have cooled, combine them with meat mixture and mix until everything is evenly distributed. Transfer meat to a loaf pan, patting it down so it's solid.
In a small bowl, whisk together the remainder of ketchup*** and vinegar and brush over the loaf.
Bake for 1-1/1/4 hour. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
* While the recipe doesn't call for it, I threw in half an onion because I needed to use it up.
** Yellow peppers go great in this but they are way too costly right now so I left them out.
*** I'm glad I had that jar of leftover ketchup in the fridge. It was in a red pepper jar that I saved (Hint hint).