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Easy-to-Make Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo Meatloaf

Easy-to-Make Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo Meatloaf

To make meatloaf WLC-compliant, you’ll need to take out the traditional breadcrumbs and the store-bought ketchup topping, but losing those ingredients will not stop us from creating a fabulous dish.

Category Beef, Dinner, Lunch, Paleo
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Author Michael Stanwyck

Ingredients

Loaf Ingredients:

  • 4 small cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 a large yellow onion or 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1.5 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3 to 4 hard-boiled eggs

Topping Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons ghee or olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Chop the onion, garlic, and parsley. (Alternatively, throw the onion and garlic in the food processor and process until chopped, but not watery.) Remove to a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the chopped parsley. (You can also chop the parley in the food processor, but do it separately from the onions and garlic.)
  4. Add tomato paste, coconut aminos, paprika, oregano, salt, pepper, almond meal, and beaten eggs to the bowl. Mix well.
  5. Add ground meat. Incorporate until mixed, but don't over mix or it'll get dense.
  6. Place half the mixture into a loaf pan and make a trough down the center.
  7. Place the three hard-boiled eggs down the center, in the trough.
  8. Cover the eggs with the remaining meat, making sure to fill in any air pockets.
  9. Combine the topping ingredients, then spread the topping evenly over the meatloaf.
  10. Set your loaf pan on top of a baking pan covered with foil in case the juices bubble over.
  11. Bake for 90 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and cool for 15 more minutes.
  13. Use a couple spatulas to remove the meatloaf from the pan.
  14. Slice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Those are the basics. Once you have this part down, then you can experiment with different ingredients — various meats, different vegetables, herbs, spices, etc.