Monday, August 7, 2017

Chia Seed Meatloaf

Meat loaf has always been a favorite of mine. When I was a kid, my mom would make anything we wanted for our birthday dinners. I almost always chose meat loaf and cole slaw.  How cool is it that two of my favorite foods are so easily low carbed?

Evidently, I didn't take the "Shape into a loaf" step seriously

 It's delicious hot out of the oven

 But I love it even more, cold, 
the next day, with yellow mustard

Chia Seed Meatloaf

2 cups boiling water
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 whole onion, minced
1 whole green bell pepper, minced
1 Tablespoon minced garlic

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup chia seeds

2 eggs
2 pounds ground beef

In large mixing bowl, dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water.

Stir in onion, green pepper, garlic,
Worcestershire sauce and chia seeds.

Let stand for 20- 30 minutes (until liquid becomes a gel that can suspend the seeds, and they stop sinking to the bottom of the bowl) stirring every 5 minutes or so.

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil; set aside.

Add eggs and beef to bowl and mix well (hands work best for this part).

Shape into a loaf and place in foil-lined pan.

Bake for 90 minutes.

Remove from oven;let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Per Serving (based on 8 servings): 408 Calories; 33g Fat (73.3% calories from fat); 22g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 150mg Cholesterol; 269mg Sodium.

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