So, these can be eaten like meatloaf, maybe with a little salsa on top. OR they can be wrapped up in lettuce, which is what I did, and eat it like a taco. OR you can crumble them a bit on a salad for a taco salad! I personally liked them wrapped up in lettuce, Mike ate them that way (after he saw what a great idea it was) with some tomato. I got this recipe from someone else on Facebook (Ideal Protein – Lohja, Finland) if you want to look them up, lots of great recipes!
I will be making these again for sure, they were really good and better than when I just made taco meat to put on a salad. I think it’s something about baking them.
So here are the ingredients for the loaves and another ingredient list for homemade taco seasoning because all taco seasonings I have found have sugar in them!
1 lb lean ground beef
1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
1 Tbsp onion flakes/onion powder
Sea salt & Black pepper
1 Egg (you can also use an egg white if you want)
1 pkg Stevia or Truvia
1 C shredded zucchini (optional, I didn’t use)
Meatloaf Directions: Mix in a bowl the meat, seasonings, egg (I just break it right into it) and the sweetener. If adding zucchini dry with a paper towel and add it to the meat. If not adding the zucchini go ahead and just mix it until blended. Spray a muffin tin/cupcake pan with a little olive oil and scoop meat mixture into it. Bake at 400 for 15-20 min. Scoop the meat out of the pan with a spoon and put on a plate. I put lettuce under the meat, but you can do it however you want. There may be some fat/oil in the pan but that is okay! Scoop the salsa on top, wrap it in lettuce or put it in a salad!
This made 11, so Mike and I each had 5 1/2, we could have made them a little bigger but for lettuce wraps and taco salad I would like them small like this.
Taco Seasoning Ingredients:
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (if you don’t like it spicy add a little less, want more, add more!)
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
Taco Seasoning Directions: Mix everything together, store in air tight container.