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As promised earlier today, here is my recipe for an SCD-legal meatloaf, wrapped in bacony goodness.  Sadly, I have no pictures.  I ate it too fast!

Before we get down to business though… How do you feel about free books?  Have you entered my giveaway for a SIGNED copy of The Man Who Couldn’t Eat?  If not, get your butt over there and enter the drawing now!  You have until 6PM, Nov. 20, 2011.

And now I give you <drumroll please…> Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf, a la SCD!

SCD-Legal Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 batch SCD-legal ketchup
  • 1/8 cup mustard (preferably not yellow mustard.  I like stoneground, Dijon is fine too)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 lbs ground meat (Your preference is fine.  I like to use 1 lb 20% ground beef and 1/2 lb each ground lamb and ground pork.)
  • 1/2 diced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 7 slices bacon (preferably one that has no sugar.  I like Organic Prairie brand)

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Make a sauce by combining ketchup, mustard, and honey.  Set aside.

Combine all the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the bacon in a large mixing bowl.  Add 1/2 cup of the ketchup sauce.  Mix thoroughly, but don’t overwork it… mix just enough to combine well.  Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray or coat with a thin layer of oil.  Pack the mixture into the loaf pan and unmold into a greased baking pan (a 9x12x2 works well).  Spread the remaining ketchup sauce evenly onto the all sides of the loaf.  Layer the bacon pieces across the top.  Cover the loaf with parchment first and then with foil.  Bake 45 minutes.  Remove parchment paper and foil, and continue baking until bacon is crisp and the internal temperature is 160°F.  Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes.  Slice and serve!

If you feel so inclined, there should be plenty of grease from which to make a truly delicious gravy.  Another option is to make a double batch of the sauce and while loaf is cooking, warm it over gentle heat, then pour over the sliced loaf.

If you give it a try, please do come back and let me know how it worked out!  Did you make any variations?  I’d love to hear about them!!

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