South of the Border Meatloaf

Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup almond flour or almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, pepper and garlic until soft.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and set aside to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the ground beef through the salt and pepper. Lastly, mix in the cooled cooked onion mixture until incorporated.
  • In a greased loaf pan form the meatloaf mixture into an even loaf. Spread over the salsa and bake in the oven for about 1 hour, or until the meatloaf is cooked though. Remove from the oven and let cool at least 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Tossed green salad (lettuce-not iceberg-, salad veggies and low carb salad dressing).
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure almond meal is gluten free.
NUTRITION: 276 Calories; 19g Fat (57.7% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 73mg Cholesterol; 309mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 2 1/2 Fat.
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