| | Steal my Heart Meatloaf

Author / Luke Summers

Forget the Godiva chocolates and roses nothing says I love you more than this bacon wrapped heart shaped meatloaf.  Treat the one you love, lust or yourself to this Valentine’s comfort food; it’s easy to make and sure to warm their heart.

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This meatloaf is wrapped in a nice cozy blanket of bacon which seals in the juices and flavor making for a moist and satiating main course. Choose your favorite sides; I went with mashed potatoes and spinach sauteed in olive oil and garlic. Serve with a side of ketchup or not.

Turn down the lights, put on the Barry White and kick back and enjoy. On second thought guys — the chocolates and roses would be a nice gesture and probably get you a few brownie points on Valentine’s day.  Just sayin’. . .

Recipe & Ingredients

1 lb grass fed ground beef
1 lb pastured pork
2 tbs coconut oil or butter
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic diced
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 white wine
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon gelatin
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
ketchup (optional)
Serves:  2

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine ground beef and pork in a large bowl. Set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or butter in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.  Saute the onion, garlic, carrots, celery and bell pepper until just tender (6 to 8 minutes).  Add the white wine and simmer briskly until wine evaporates, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

In a small bowl slightly beat the eggs, sprinkle the gelatin over them and let stand for 5 minutes.  Add the vegetables, egg mixture and salt and pepper to the meat. Stir gently with your hands until just combined.  Do not over mix.

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Photo Feb 04, 7 18 38 PMLayer with overlapping crosswise strips of baking covering the meat as much as possible. Trim the ends, leaving a 1/2 ” overhang.  Gently tuck the overhang under the meatloaf. Use additional strips, trimmed as necessary, to patch any uncovered areas.

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Dot with ketchup (if desired) and spread gently over the bacon.  Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until an internal temperature of 160 degrees.  Turn the heat to broil for 3 – 5 minutes to crisp up the bacon.  Watch carefully.  Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Enjoy!

For more Power Athlete friendly recipes check out my blog Paula Lean Primal Queen!

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AUTHOR

Luke Summers

I am the COO of Power Athlete, co-host of Power Athlete Radio, and a Power Athlete Coach. I've been coaching athletes, training clients, and educating 1,000s of coaches around the globe since 2007. I'm a lifelong multisport athlete, but my focus was football up through college where a neck injury forced me to hang it up.

Now I'm a stickler for productivity, and have a burning desire to empower athletes, coaches, and every day people who are striving to be better versions of themselves.

3 Comments

  1. Adi Blackwell on February 10, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Hell yeah!
    Beef, bacon and mash potatoes. Perfect.

  2. Eric Gough on February 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I’ve been making a heart shaped meatloaf every year since I got married…over 20 years!

  3. Paula on February 10, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    @ericgough apparently it’s working! Happy Valentine’s day:)

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