I wanted a quick meal last night as I had been gardening most of the day and was tired. I basically started with my meatloaf recipe (know it by heart) and added half of a huge jalapeno. Ate them on a Carb Smart Bun. DEEEEEliscious! Not quite the same as a meatloaf sandwich (without the tomato sauce topping), but super tasty! Will do these again, that’s for sure! These are not suitable until late in Phase 2 Atkins OWL unless you substitute a phase approved bread to sub in for the Joseph’s pita called for below. These will fit a Keto diet if the carbs will fit your daily limits.
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1 lb. lean ground beef (I used grass-fed with a stronger flavor)
8 oz. lean ground pork
1 oz. red bell pepper, chopped
½ large jalapeno, chopped fine (use the whole thing if you like “spicy” food)
2 oz. onion, chopped
1 large stalk celery, chopped fine
2 T. olive oil
½ c. parsley, chopped
¼ tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 Joseph’s Flax-Oat Fiber Pita, moistened with a little water and mushed up
2 large eggs
¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese
DIRECTIONS: In a non-stick skillet, saute the celery, bell pepper and jalapeno in the olive oil. When getting tender, add to a medium mixing bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and stir well with a fork or use your hands to blend like a meatloaf. Form into 6 patties and brown on both sides on a lightly oiled griddle until they firm up and no longer exude pink juices. Serve on your favorite low-carb bun and ENJOY!
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 6 large burgers (we could only eat one!), each contains:
337 calories, 26 g fat, 3.08 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 2.10 g NET CARBS, 24.3 g protein, 190 mg sodium