Bacon Meatloaf with Dei Fratelli tomatoes! (Gluten Free)

There is something comforting, nostalgic, even welcoming about the aroma of bacon coming from the kitchen. I don’t know if it simply reminds me of my childhood & visits to my grandmother’s house or perhaps it is the anticipation of tasting the crispy goodness?  Either way, it stirs up nothing but pleasant and delicious memories for me. And since we have been sans cereal and I have been cutting back on grains it sure is nice to know that bacon can still be on the menu. So, I have to be honest, I totally worked backwards on this recipe. I knew I wanted bacon for dinner and I had a pound of organic ground beef that needed to be used and that was about it. Haha! My first thought was bacon wrapped meatballs but I wasn’t sure how that would go down with my fam. So I went with my second thought, Bacon Meatloaf! YUM!


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Since we are going towards a grain-free gluten-free diet I made a few adjustments to my “usual” recipe.  And it turned out AH-mazingly delicious!!  The bacon helped keep the meatloaf moist and the flavors from the crushed tomatoes, red onions, and seasonings not only satisfied all the taste buds but it left my home smelling just like grandmas!


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Bacon Meatloaf with Dei Fratelli



¼ cup-Cocunut Flour

½ -Red onion diced

½ -tablespoon Italian Seasoning

Dash of salt

1 pound organic ground beef

½ cup Dei Fratelli crushed tomatoes

½ package of bacon



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  1. Mix everything except the bacon in a bowl…I often use my hands to mix it up well…and yes, I wash my hand thoroughly first. 😉 Then place in a 9X9 oven safe dish (I used a glass one).
  2. Slice bacon in half and place over meat so that it is entirely covered bacon. Have fun with it…basket weave it, crisscross, etc.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes
  4. Enjoy!

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I was talking to a friend the other day about this recipe and she asked if I included a hardboiled egg and I was shocked. My immediate answer was no!? Has anyone ever had meatloaf with boiled eggs down the center? If so, is it good?

Jamerican Meatloaf Recipe


Dinner is served!! This isn’t your grandma’s meatloaf. No ma’am. This takes meatloaf to a whole new level. Say goodbye to the mundane & hello to a symphony for your taste buds. After taking his first bite my son goes, “You didn’t make this…I don’t need a lot of ketchup.” Lol! There you have it folks, so good the kids won’t be asking for ketchup…and isn’t that really what we all aspire to when it comes to cooking? Bahaha! Who wants the recipe?



Jamerican Meatloaf

Serves 4-6


2lbs ground meat (½ pork, ½ beef is a great mixture)

1 small yellow onion, small diced

1 red pepper, small diced

3 cloves minced garlic (or sub 3 tsp preminced


1 egg

1 teaspon of salt

1 teaspoon of curry

1 teaspoon of allspice

1 tablespoon of pepper

1 tablespoon of coconut aminos

2 tablespoon almond or coconut flour

Prep Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Form into a loaf shape and place in a gallon

size freezer bag. Get as much air out as possible and seal. Label.

Serving Directions:

hands on 5 minutes, hands off 4-5 hours

1. Remove from freezer and place in refrigerator to thaw overnight.

2. Line your crock pot with 2 strips of foil in the shape of a cross. Place the meatloaf in

the center. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. You can set this in the morning and then let it

go to the “keep warm” setting once cooked, until ready to serve.

3. Remove meatloaf from crockpot using the foil handles. Slice it up and enjoy!

Suggested Sides:

Roasted Carrots tossed with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder

White rice (mix with tomato paste, butter, salt, pepper)



This is 1 of 8 meals we made at a Fill the Freezer event with other local bloggers. The workshop was sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Pork Council, and Ohio Beef Council.  Huge thank you to them and the amazing ladies especially LivingIt & Dirt Road Charm who took the time, effort, and energy to organize this amazing event!!