Thursday, February 27, 2014

Paleo Meatloaf- Yum!!

I have a life long mission to perfect my meatloaf recipe. I think I have found a passable recipe that my family will eat. 


  • 2 lb ground grass fed organic beef (you may substitute with ground pork)
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 farm fresh egg
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups brown mushrooms, finely chopped  (For more Earthy taste experiment with other varieties of mushrooms like shittake, and portabellos.)
  • 3 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup homemade ketchup (omit if you are avoiding nightshade plants)
  • ½ tbsp gluten free Worcestershire sauce, optional
  • 1 tbsp olive oil ( you can use ghee or coconut oil)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium sized skillet placed over a medium heat, olive oil, add the mushrooms and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, or until soft.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the meat, salt, pepper, egg, onion, mushrooms, thyme, oregano and garlic. Mix well, makng sure to break-up the meat. Add the cooked mushrooms as well. It’s very important that the mushrooms are evenly distributed to ensure the loaf bonds well.
  4. Lightly grease loaf pan with additional cooking fat and fill it with the meat mixture. Place in the oven and cook for approximately 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine ketchup,and Worcestershire sauce to make the sauce for the top of the meatloaf.
  6. After cooking for 15 minutes, gently spread the sauce on the top of the loaf.
  7. Continue cooking for another 40 minutes.
In the past I have added a 1/4 cup of almond flour for the extra binding but I have found with this particular recipe it is not needed. If you would like a bit of sweetness with the sauce you can add 1 to 1 1/2 tsp of real honey. 

Serve with Mock Potatoes ( mashed cauliflower) or sweet potatoes "chips."

Eat Well Be Healthy.

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