Meatloaf with gravy and beans
The meatloaf will hardly ever win any beauty contests but let's not judge the book by its cover! Its inner beauty lies within its rich flavor and simplicity. Incredibly easy to make and highly satisfying with gravy and fresh green beans. Perfect as a scrumptious low carb dinner for the whole family.
- 2 lbs 900 g 85% lean ground beef or ground turkey
- 1 1 large egg, beatenlarge eggs, beaten
- ½ cup 120 ml heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup 60 ml tomato paste
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder
- 1½ tsp 1½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
- ½ cup (¼ oz.) 120 ml (8 g) finely chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
- 11⁄3 cups 325 ml heavy whipping cream
- 2 oz. (4 tbsp) 55 g (55 ml) cream cheese
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 1¾ lbs 800 g fresh green beans, ends trimmed
- 1½ oz. 45 g butter
- 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
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Making low carb simple
- Place the oven rack in the center position, and preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x5x3" loaf pan.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the meatloaf ingredients together with clean hands. Pat the meat mixture into the loaf pan, and bake for 1 hour, or until an inserted meat thermometer reads 160°F (70°C). Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with parsley.
- In a saucepan, over medium high heat, add the gravy ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously with a whisk. Lower the heat and simmer until the sauce thickens. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Fill a large stock pot ¾ full with water, add the salt and bring to a rolling boil. Blanch the beans by adding them to the boiling water, for approximately 2-3 minutes (remove when they are bright green, and still firm). Drain the beans, and place them in ice water for about 3 minutes, to prevent them from cooking any further.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter and then add the beans. Sauté the beans for about 5 minutes or until tender. Salt and pepper to taste.
The egg helps act as a binder.
Yes, this recipe should freeze well!
I liked the sauce, but my daughter and husband didn't care for it. I'll make it again, but with less sauce. Thanks for another great recipe.
You have to love a meal that can satisfy the entire family!
Tomato paste, tomato sauce, cream and green beans all contribute to the carbs in this recipe. Here is a keto meatloaf that may work better for you: