What do you do when you are presented with 24 lbs of ground beef? Well, not presented, exactly. It’s not like someone awarded me a huge bag of beef or anything. And I didn’t exactly inherit said beef either. So let’s rephrase that. What do you do when you decided to purchase a quarter grassfed cow and you suddenly have 24 lbs of ground beef on your hands (along with about 50 pounds of other cuts of beef)? Well, d’uh! You make meatloaf!
The funny part is, when I stared at all those packages of ground beef, I wondered to myself how we would ever use it all up. Apparently I have very little faith in myself and in my hungry family because we’ve made quite a dent in our supply and it’s only been two weeks. I made a big batch of burgers one evening, which only saw us through 2 meals. And I’ve made this meatloaf twice now, because it was such a hit with the kids. I am starting to wonder how I will get my hands on more grassfed ground beef!
Adding taco seasoning to meatloaf doesn’t take any stroke of brilliance. When I thought of it, I knew that there would probably already be a zillion and one taco meatloaf recipes out there. So I was careful not to look at anyone else’s recipes and just do my own thing. I’ve found that chia seed is a great addition to low carb meatloaf because it helps lock in moisture. And I added some of the cheese right into the meatloaf mix, for maximum flavour. We all loved it so much, we made it again the very next week!