All the childhood favorites together in one flavor packed meatloaf!
2 pounds ground meat, see notes
1/2 cup finely ground almond flour
1 cup grated zucchini
1 Teaspoon sea salt
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
2 Teaspoons dried dill
1 Teaspoon dried garlic granules
2 teaspoons dried onion granules
1/2 Teaspoon smoked paprika
6 strips of bacon
1/2 cup BBQ sauce, see notes for Whole30
Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Mix together the ground meat of your choice, almond flour, zucchini, eggs, sea salt, pepper, dill, garlic and onion granules, and smoked paprika until completely combined.
With your hands, shape the meatloaf into a oval/football shape on the lined cookie sheet. Then lay the strips of bacon evenly across the top and gently tuck the ends under the meatloaf.
Pour half of the BBQ sauce over the bacon strips and brush it across evenly. Bake for 45 minutes or so until the meatloaf is done in the center.
Remove the meatloaf from the oven and brush it with the remaining BBQ sauce. Then serve with your choice of side dishes.
Food Safety Note: Do not put the spoon or brush back into your BBQ sauce after touching the raw meat. I pour half of the amount called for over the surface and smooth it out with the back of a spoon. Then after it’s cooked I pour the rest on and use a new spoon to smooth it out, you just want to avoid any cross contamination with raw meat.
The first time I made this it was with 1 pound each ground beef and pork, and the second time around I used 1 pound each ground beef and turkey. Both ways are good, although I do lean toward the mixture of beef and pork personally!
You can use your favorite BBQ sauce, or try my homemade version. Also if you’re doing a Whole30, you’ll want to use a homemade BBQ sauce made without any added sweetener or you can simply leave it off altogether and just serve it with my Whole30 Ranch.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 45
Keywords: Gluten Free, Paleo, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Whole30