Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf

meatloaf

My husband follows a mostly Paleo diet which is hard for us mere mortals to deal with. The idea is that you’re supposed to eat like a cave man: meat, vegetables, nuts, and fruit. Coming up with new and exciting recipes is difficult, especially during the week when I don’t feel like cooking for hours on end. This meatloaf is one of his favorites.

It is so easy to make with only a little prep plus it’s actually incredible. I try to avoid meat for the most part and find myself making a vegetarian option for me almost every night, but I can never say no to this! It’s comforting, tasty, and I know that the best ingredients possible are in it. We use only grass-fed organic beef bought from the Farmer’s Market or Whole Foods and you get a nice little serving of vegetables while you’re at it. My version of meatloaf has a bigger vegetable to meat ratio than any other one that I’ve found.

Ingredients:
Drizzle of olive oil
1 pound grass-fed organic ground beef
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
1 tspn salt
1/3 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs (not allowed on Paleo but don’t tell Anel!)
1 tblspn Worcestershire sauce
2 eggs
Organic ketchup for drizzling

Directions:
-Preheat the oven to 375.
-Coat 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with olive oil (or cooking spray, whatever works).
-Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and combine using your hands. Nothing works better than your fingers so take off your rings and just get in there!
-Transfer the mixture into the loaf pan and press it in.
-Drizzle ketchup on top (optional)
-Bake for 50-55 minutes until it’s no longer pink in the center.
-Slice and serve
-Enjoy!

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  1. Amber Farris said:

    Omgosh! Totally understand! My hubby is the same way! And I feel like I run out of ideas half the time. But this looks delish and like something he would love!! Stealing the recipe to try on the hubby.

    Thanks!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Redheaded Daybook

    1.30.13 · Reply
    • good luck! seriously cooking for a meat eater when you dont eat much meat is the worst!!

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  2. Ca4ole said:

    Hi
    there. The current Food on Friday on
    Carole’s Chatter is all about meatloaf.
    I do hope you link this nice one in.
    This is the link . Please do
    pop back to check out some of the other links.
    Have a great week.

    2.3.13 · Reply