No – it’s not a meatloaf who gets a lot of junk mail.
It’s an old theme here. A fridge with various items and someone willing to put ’em together. There was half a can of SPAM in there, and I had defrosted some ground beef I needed to cook.
So I thought – why not?
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 1/2 can SPAM – diced
- 2 eggs
- 8 tbls. almond flour (almonds I pulverized in the food processor for 5 minutes)
- 1 medium onion
- 1/2 cup low-carb ketchup
Mix all of the above ingredients together in a mixing bowl, place in casserole dish. Criss-cross top with ketchup straight from the squeeze bottle and place in 375 degree oven for 1 hour 15 minutes, making sure the internal temperature is at least 165 degrees.
I bought a countertop convection oven – the Hummer of toaster ovens – for $70 a few months ago and used that. I find it faster and easier to use than our stove’s oven, and I think it encourages me to try more oven dishes. The nice thing about oven dishes is that once the prep is over you set the timer and the oven takes care of the rest.
THE VERDICT: I don’t know exactly what made this work, but the mixture of flavors worked well. The ketchup on the top made a nice pattern and added a lot of flavor to the meat.
It also ended up being a good place to dump the remaining SPAM.
You have to be careful eating in my house – you never know what will turn up where.
This will probably be my lunch more than once this week and is fine for induction.