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 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.