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Laurie’s Basic Meatloaf

1-1/2 ground beef (or combination ground beef and ground pork)
1 cup pork rind crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup tomato sauce (4 carbs)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbsb dried parsley or 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 to 3/4 cup grated cheese

If you are past induction you may also add:

1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped

Preheat oven to 350º. Mix meat and other ingredients. Transfer mixture to a shallow baking pan, and shape into a firm, oval loaf. Bake for 1 hour.


Mexican Meatloaf: Add a small can of drained chopped chilis. Use monterey Jack cheese. Add garlic (chopped or powder), cumin, and red pepper flakes to meat mixture. Serve meatloaf slices with a dollop of sour cream and a tablespoon of salsa.

Italian Meatloaf: Use mozzerella cheese. Add garlic (chopped or powder), basil leaves and oregano (powdered or leaves) to meat mixture.

Greek Meatloaf: Thaw and completely drain 1 (10 oz) frozen package of chopped spinach. Add to meat mixture, along with garlic and 1/3 cup chopped olives. Use feta cheese.

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf: Use 1 cup of cheddar cheese in meat mixture. Place slices of raw bacon over meatloaf before baking it.

Surprise Meatloaf: Layer hardboiled eggs or dill pickles end to end over half of the meatloaf mixture, and put the other half of the meat mixture on top.