Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Veal & Buffalo Meatloaf Rounds

OK folks, firstly, I must tell you that I cannot take credit for this amazing recipe. I found it on a great website called Multiply Delicious. I used some different ingredients but it is generally the same. And...lovely.

I paired ours with acorn squash (see below for recipe).







Bacon Wrapped Veal & Buffalo Meatloaf Rounds

4-6 slices of bacon
1/2 lb ground buffalo
1/4 lb veal
1 egg (cage-free organic)
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 cup sun-dried tomato's (this is for the pesto paste, see below for the recipe)
Dash of ground pepper
Dash of thyme (I used dried)
1/2 tsp basil (I used dried)
1 tbls oregano (I used dried)
1 tbls basil (I used dried)
3 shallots (diced)
1/4 cup (blanched or unblanched) almond flour (I used Bob's Red Mill unblanched)

Sun-dried tomato Pesto

1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
3/4 cup fresh spinach
3 cloves of garlic
2 tbls olive oil based mayonnaise
Dash of garlic salt

Dash of ground pepper
2 tbl extra virgin olive oil

To make the pesto/paste:

Add all the ingredients aside from the olive oil in a blender (I used my Ninja), once blended heat oil in a small pan on low and add the pesto so that it forms a bit better.
To make the 'meatloaf rounds:'

Put dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the ground buffalo and veal mixing thoroughly. Add in the majority of the pesto (leave about 1/3 cup out for the topping). Lastly, add the egg and almond flour.

Form four rounds and place in a Pyrex casserole dish. Wrap the bacon around the rounds. I wrapped two slices around one of them (for the man ;)), the rest just one. Bake at 375 for about 45 minutes. I suggest covering with foil about half way through (my topping got a bit burned).


Now, for the acorn squash:

Cut in half and scoop out seeds, bake at 375 degrees (so you can do this at the same time as the rounds) face-down for about 25 minutes. Place a 1/2 tbls of coconut oil in each half and bake for another 5 minutes. Scoop of the meat of the squash and place in a small sauce pan. Add in a 1 tsp coconut oil, pinch of garlic salt, pinch of ground pepper and 1 tsp of honey. Keep on low heat and stir occasionally until the rounds are done.




Yum...


Enjoy ;)

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