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Sundried Tomato Pesto Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Rounds

1/2 cup sundried tomato pesto, plus 1/4 cup for tops (see recipe below)

1 tablespoon chopped oregano

1 tablespoon chopped basil

1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 cup yellow onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 pound fresh grass-fed beef

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup blanched almond flour

1 large egg

1/2 pound fresh ground veal

4 slices bacon

 

Sundried Tomato Pesto

3 cloves garlic

1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes (in oil if you can, rehydrate per instructions if dried)

1/2 cup fresh spinach

1/2 cup fresh basil (a small bunch)

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Add the garlic, sun dried tomatoes, tomato paste and herbs to your food processor and blend. Stream in the olive oil until the pesto comes together.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, add veal, beef, almond flour, pesto, herbs, salt, pepper, onion,and garlic.  In a small separate bowl, whisk in the egg and add it to meat mixture.  With your hands or a spoon, combine the mixture until well incorporated.

Form mixture into 4 equal rounds and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Wrap bacon strips around each meatloaf round.  Top each round with additional sundried tomato pesto.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the meatloaf is cooked to desired doneness.

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