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Friday, December 4, 2015

Cranberry Glazed Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a favorite. But unlike the joke in the play (movie) A Christmas Story, it doesn't have to be the same boring recipe each time. So when someone asks whats's for dinner, try this version. Very pretty and fun for the holidays with a sweet barbecue sauce made from cranberries. Yum. I love that movie. My oldest acted in the play as Flick when he was younger, so the story is near and dear to my heart. I never can make meatloaf without thinking about it! No one here replays the piggy eating scene, though. My boy just got to have his tongue stuck on the frozen light pole.

Meatloaf Base:

1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced onion
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 egg
1 tsp powdered sage
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

In a large bowl, combine ground beef and turkey. When blended, add diced celery and onions, chia seed, coconut flour, egg, sage, salt and pepper. Press into a loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes uncovered at 350 degrees.  Top with 1 cup Cranberry Barbecue Sauce and bake an additional 30 minutes, Let rest 15 minutes prior to slicing.

Serves 8:  228 calories  5 net g carb

Cranberry Barbecue Sauce:

12 oz cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup chicken stock
1/4 diced onion
1/3 cup granulated erythritol/stevia blend
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp wine vinegar
2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
2 tsp ginger powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp tarragon
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp oregano

Combine berries, water and stock in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil until berries pop. Stir in all remaining ingredients and simmer to the desired thickness.  Add additional sweetener if desired.
Serve with meatballs, chunks of sausages, basted on baked chicken, topping a meatloaf or spread on  leftover slices of turkey or ham.

16 servings: 24 calories 4 net g carb

My daughter-in-law tasted this cranberry sauce and really liked it. I used half on the meatloaf and half as a glaze for meatballs. Both are tasty. It can also be poured over some cream cheese and served as a dip.  Put it in a jar and give it as a hostess gift. Be sure to grab some bags of fresh cranberries while they are plentiful now. They freeze so well, you can enjoy them for months!


unter der laterne said...

Hi Lisa, I do not have Sriracha sauce. What could I use instead?
Thank you in advance for your advice. My husband does not like spicy food.

Lisa Marshall said...

Just leave that out and it will be fine. I tried it both ways.

unter der laterne said...

Thank you Lisa!

Low Carb For Less said...

Yum!! This looks great!