Paleo Meatloaf

April 5, 2016
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Paleo MeatloafPaleo Meatloaf
Serves 6-8
Prep time
15m
Cook Time
1h 0m

I remember not liking meal loaf as a kid. My mom would make it occasionally and I would always turn my nose up at it, although I am not sure why. So I was well over 35 by the time I had the desire to make it. And my husband has asked for it frequently ever since. During my first attempt, I was following a strict Paleo diet so I experimented with crumb-free binders. Surprisingly, just an egg and mushrooms do the trick.

 

Pro-tip: Mixing a cold pile of ground meat by hand can be a pain, so I use my stand mixer. It mixes it in a matter of seconds!

Paleo Meatloaf

 

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground beef (you may substitute with ground pork; we like half and half)
  • 2 cups of cremini mushrooms, finely chopped (I use a food processor to get it consistently fine)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped (I’ve also added finely chopped red pepper)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp thyme
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp dried chili peppers (this gives it a nice bite and my toddler still eats it; omit if you are worried)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Optional Topping
  • 1/2 c of clean marinara or ketchup
  • 1/4 c red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp tamarind, coconut aminos, or clean soy sauce

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a food processor, finely chop mushrooms, onion, and carrots. You can lightly sautee these for a few minutes in EVOO if you have time as it will enhance the flavour. I’ve made it without sauteeing and it still turns out great.
  3. In a stand mixer or large bowl, combine meat with mushrooms, onions, carrots, and spices.
  4. Line a large rimmed cookie sheet or shallow roasting pan with foil. Form meat mixture into a long loaf.
  5. Brush with the topping, if using. Reserve extra topping for dipping.
  6. Cook for 50-60 minutes.

 

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