Slow Cooker Santa Fe Meatloaf
Plan Plan Plan = Success! I hear all the time, “I’m too busy!” I am also a very busy woman but I make this a priority. In my past life, when I wasn’t prepared and ate junk, everything suffered. My mood, my energy, my lack of focus… the bad food caused a snowball of events that caused everything to fall apart. Taking the time is a priority and I make sure that it happens. One way I make my life easier is to prep the night before. My kids clean up for dinner while I plan and prepare the slow cooker for the following day. I put the shell of the slow cooker in the fridge so in the morning all I have to do is take it out and turn it on.
I also save time by getting quality food mailed to me. I love that I don’t waste time driving to the grocery store and waiting in line! I get just about everything mailed to me! I also find delivery services like Butcherbox to be very helpful for clients who get too tempted by the smell of donuts when walking into a grocery store and end up falling into old bad habits by buying food that ends up holding you back from your health goals.
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!
- 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 click HERE 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- NOTE: If using an oven cook for 1 hour or until beef is cooked through.
- Garnish with additional salsa, guacamole and cilantro leaves if desired.
319 calories, 24g fat, 21g protein, 4g carbs, 1g fiber