Bacon wrapped meatloaf patties are baked in the oven along with sweet potatoes and green beans.
Meatloaf got an update and it is Paleo, healthy and easy!
Bacon wrapped meatloaf is the way to go
I didn’t grow up eating a lot of meatloaf. It is more of an American dish than a Greek dish. I don’t think it was ever a favorite dish as we rarely had it and my mom never strayed from the recipe she was given. We always ate your typical meatloaf; the beefy kind with the ketchup on top. We ate it because we had to, not because we particularly liked it.
As I started venturing into the world of cooking I realized meatloaf can be made with almost anything. Beef and ketchup are not requirements. If you search, you can find a meatloaf recipe that will fit your every whim and taste. Meatloaf with turkey, pork, vegetables, chicken, Italian sausage etc. No one has to limit themselves to just plain old beef loaf and ketchup!
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf is out of the ordinary
Today I’m sharing more of a take on meatloaf with these bacon-wrapped meatloaf patties. Lean ground beef is lightly seasoned and shaped into hearty patties than surrounded with bacon slices. I baked these in the oven along with sweet potatoes and green beans for a complete and simple meal.
Notes About The Recipe:
For the strict Paleo eaters, you want to search for grass-fed beef. I know in general, grass-fed tends to be more expensive so don’t sweat it, just be sure to use lean ground beef.
The beef is lightly seasoned, the bacon will help to add moisture and seasoning to each patty.
On the subject of bacon, try to use the leanest bacon possible. If your beef and bacon are on the fattier side, then you will end up with that same grease on your baking sheet and ultimately on your sweet potatoes and green beans. You could easily place a rack on top of your baking sheet to catch drips if you prefer.
I did not add a ketchup topping to my patty’s, mostly because my family prefers to forgo the sauce, feel free to add whatever sauce makes you happy!
For true convenience, you could also try Parmesan Herb Roasted Cauliflower with pre-made turkey meatloaf or you could switch it all up and opt for this Mediterranean Salamon Sheet Pan dinner instead!
More Meatloaf Ideas:
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Dinner (Paleo)
Bacon wrapped meatloaf patties are baked in the oven along with sweet potatoes and green beans. (Paleo)
- 4 sweet potatoes, cubed
- 1 ½ lbs green beans, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 lbs lean ground beef (grass-fed preferred)
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon organic balsamic vinegar
- 1 egg
- 12 slices of uncooked bacon
Preheat oven to 425. If using, arrange a baking rack over a baking sheet; spray with non-stick spray.
In a bowl, mix together the beef, garlic, salt, vinegar, and egg. Form the beef mixture into 6 patties. Arrange two slices of bacon around each meatloaf patty.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, place potatoes and green beans in separate bowls. Season each with ½ tablespoon olive oil half teaspoon salt, pepper, and oregano.
After 15 minutes, arrange potatoes on one side of the baking sheet and beans on the other. Return the sheet pan to the oven and bake another 15 minutes or until done (beef should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees)