Healthy Crockpot Meatloaf and Fauxtatoes (THM S)

So, most of you found me when my meatloaf and potatoes post went viral on Facebook.  The thing is, that post is more than four years old now, and I have been on a serious journey to lose weight (49 lbs so far!) and clean up our eating.  I don’t even make my meatloaf in the same way.  So if you came and were disappointed by a less-than-healthy version of my meatloaf, hold on to your hats!  I have found a way to load my meatloaf up with tons of veggies, avoid the use of grains altogether, and still make it in my crockpot.  Yeah buddy!  If you are low-carb, paleo, or a THM (Trim Healthy Mama), this recipe is perfect for you.  Are you ready?

Our cast of characters:

photo (3)I don’t know why this is so small!  ACK!

Meatloaf:

  • 2.5 lbs LEAN ground beef (or any lean ground meat you prefer)
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • One 12oz bag of frozen cauliflower, thawed (you can use fresh), finely processed
  • 3 small zucchini, finely processed/shredded
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 large white onion, diced
  • 1 egg
  • Salt, pepper, paprika, Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup and 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard.  (Not pictured. I forgot!)

Fauxtatoes:

  • Three bunches of radishes, ends cut, washed

Yes, radishes…as potatoes!  When they roast for many hours they end up tasting almost exactly like new potatoes.  Yum, and also low-glycemic.

I ran the cauliflower and zucchini through my food processor until they were almost like course bread crumbs.

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I diced the tomato and onion, and then I added my remaining meatloaf ingredients and mixed it up.  I have no rhyme or reason to my seasonings.  I don’t measure them because it feels like a hassle to me.  I just shake them on (liberally, it’s a lot of meat and veggies!) and then I mix it all up.  When I have mushrooms, I add them. I did forget the ketchup and mustard in the photo, but I added 2 Tbsp of both.  You may skip if you like, or add ketchup to the top of the meatloaf once you get it into the crock.  Mine looked like this:

image_3Mmmm!  Veggie goodness!

Cut the ends off the radishes and give them a good wash.  Layer them around the meatloaf, adding the largest ones in first.

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Finally, add the lid and cook on your lowest heat setting for 6-8 hours.  Mine ended up cooking for 7 until I could get home and eat it.

image_5A plate LOADED with veggies!!

I added a liberal amount of butter, salt, and pepper to my radishes.  YUM!  And since I love it so much, I ate baby spinach with a drizzle of balsamic dressing. It was a very yummy dinner and pretty much a plate of super foods.  Win-win!

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