Slow Cooker Santa Fe Meatloaf

By October 9, 2017beef, Mexican, slow cooker

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Meatloaf

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If you have ever been disappointed with dried out oven-baked meatloaf you must try this recipe! The slow cooker seals in moisture to make this keto dinner soft, savory and delicious! The whole family is going to enjoy this one!

Mushrooms add moisture. Lighten calories and add umami! Even if you don’t like mushrooms, don’t worry! You don’t even taste them!

 

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Meatloaf
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds ground beef
  • ⅔ cup salsa, store bought or homemade, plus more for garnish
  • ½ cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 3½ teaspoons Maria's Keto Kitchen Taco Seasoning (or clickHERE to find the Taco Seasoning recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 (4-oz.) can mild chopped green chiles, drained well
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced (optional)
  • Garnish with Cilantro leaves and guacamole (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place a 15 by 9 inch piece of parchment paper. Set aside. (If using an oven place parchment into a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl use your hands to combine beef, salsa, mushrooms, green onions, seasoning, salt, chiles, and egg. Form into a 9- x 5-inch loaf. Place loaf onto parchment paper. Hold the edged and gently place into a 5-quart slow cooker. Top with jalapeno slices if desired. Cover tightly and cook on low for 5 hours and 30 minutes.
  3. NOTE: If using an oven cook for 1 hour or until beef is cooked through.
  4. Garnish with additional salsa, guacamole and cilantro leaves if desired.
Notes
Nutritional Information:
319 calories, 24g fat, 21g protein, 4g carbs, 1g fiber

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12 Comments

  • Darla Pohl says:

    Are the recipes in your 30 day keto cleanse book gluten free?
    Thanks!

  • Judith Bell says:

    Can I be so bold to ask how you got your arms so defined? BTW I just got your Quick and easy keto cooking. Looking forward to trying.

  • Therese Henning says:

    My husband and I have been keto for 8 months and loving it!! We got my Mom and Dad doing it and now my sister and her husband. My question is their son(17) wants to try and gain weight on keto. Should he eat in the same ratio as everyone else, just he can as much as he wants until he gains enough?? Thanks: )

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Just have him eat more food and even a bedtime snack of high fat low carb (fat bomb, etc). That will help him gain. But shoot for same 30g or less carbs or so.

  • Kathleen says:

    How does the meatloaf not fall apart in the slow cooker? Do you wrap the parchment completely around the loaf?

  • Karri Stoerp says:

    what is the purpose of the parchment paper in the crockpot?

  • Jennifer Johnson says:

    What are the calories, fat, protein and carb counts for one serving of the slow cooker Santa Fe Meatloaf?

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