Meatloaf Sliders & Fresh Baked Buns

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There are so many different dishes one can make out of ground meat.  From hamburgers to chili to meat sauce to meatballs.. the list of ideas are endless!

Last night, I wanted to make something a little different.  Something that could potentially be a hit, but something that would include a twist.

I also needed to make something I could freeze because all of my tasters are beginning to protest.  Who’s putting on weight, who’s fridge is full, etc.

Luckily my sister was with me last night and in honor of her boyfriend who declares his favorite food to be “meatloaf,” (how can you not love a man who declares that!?!) we came up with this delicious dish!!!

I’ve also included the recipe for making the buns because they are so yummy, can be frozen for later use, and they go with just about everything!!!

And I almost forgot, they make the house smell terrific! 🙂

Sliders meet the loaf

1 1/2 pounds of ground meat

2 eggs

3/4 almond milk

1 1/4 almond flour

1/2 small onion diced

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 cup fresh sage chopped

1 tablespoon dried parsley

3 large cloves garlic minced

1/4 cup all natural ketchup

2 tablespoons coconut sugar

1 teaspoon of ground mustard

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

And all the toppings you like.. I chose bacon, spinach, onion, pickles, and tomatoes! 🙂

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir together until well combined.

Shape into approximately 15 (meatball size) patties.

Please them on a wire rack on a baking sheet.  This will allow some of the fat to render from them.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

Once you take them out of the oven allow them to rest for up to 10 minutes, so they retain their juice.

Sesame & Caraway Buns

(recipe makes 6, so I typically double it since you can freeze them)

1 1/2 cups almond flour

1/2 cup tapioca flour

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon of onion powder

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

3 eggs

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)

A bunch of sesame seeds, caraway seeds, and if you like.. poppy seeds! Or use all 3 for “everything” buns! 🙂

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder, and garlic and onion powder, in a mixing bowl.

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In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, apple cider vinegar, and honey.

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Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, then stir in the melted coconut oil until everything is combined.

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Using a spoon or my personal favorite.. an ice cream scooper, scoop the dough into muffin tins.

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Now, sprinkle your choice of seeds on top.

I usually do a 1/2 dozen sesame seeds and a 1/2 dozen caraway seeds because I love the taste of rye bread!

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Bake them for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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You’ll notice they rise nicely.

Allow them to cool before cutting them in half.

*If you’re going to freeze them, place them in a zip lock bag, but be sure to remove as much air as you can from the bag, so they do not get freezer burn.  A little tip from my Sis! 🙂

Enjoy! 🙂