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The Best Paleo Meatloaf (fast and easy)

Posted on Jan 9, 2016 | 0 comments

The Best Paleo Meatloaf (fast and easy)

Paleo Meatloaf


When you’re in a hurry and need a healthy protein main dish, Paleo Meatloaf is one of my favorite standbys. It is a cinch to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Everyone will be happy with this high protein paleo main dish.

 

If you like, you can make a double batch of Paleo Meatloaf and freeze it, uncooked, or cooked to serve later. If you freeze it raw, simple thaw it out, them cook as directed. If cooked, then frozen, simply thaw, then rewarm in the oven or microwave.

 

A Paleo Meatloaf can be used to sneak extra veggies into your main dish, especially handy if you have little ones (or big ones), who may not be inclined to eat as many veggies as they should. At different times, I have added in one of the following:  spinach, fennel bulb, bell peppers, grated carrots, zucchini, cooked potatoes, sweet potatoes. It depends on what veggies I have on hand, fresh or frozen. Sometimes I go crazy with add-ins, sometimes I just make the basic Paleo Meatloaf recipe.

 

It’s your choice, regular old-fashioned Paleo Meatloaf, or a super-charged version of your own making. Go for it!

 

Paleo Meatloaf

Photo courtesy of blog reader Karen Fahey, her delicious version, with thawed, drained, frozen spinach added.

 


Paleo Meatloaf

  • Prep time:  15 minutes
  • Cook time:  35 minutes
  • Servings:  4

MEATLOAF:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 a medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 TBS. tomato paste  
  • 1/4 cup almond or cashew flour (for nut-free use cashew)
  • 1 TBS. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • (optional) 1/2 cup grated of one of these:  zucchini, carrots, spinach, fennel bulb, fire roasted peppers, cooked potatoes

OPTIONAL SAUCE TOPPING:

  • 1-2 tsp. apple cider vinegar (to degree you like tangy taste)
  • 1-2 tsp. coconut sugar, birch xylitol, or maple sugar (to degree of sweetness you like)
  • 1/2 a (6 oz.) can tomato paste

(Payton’s Paleo 30 Day Challenge friendly)


1) Pre-heat oven to 350°.

2) By hand, mix all ingredients thoroughly.

3) Place into a loaf pan and spread sauce (if you choose to use it), evenly on top of the loaf.

4) Bake for 35 minutes.

 

I like to serve my Paleo Meatloaf with a side of Paleo Kohlrabi Fries or resistant starch rich boiled or mashed potatoes.

 

 

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