How To Make Great Tasting Paleo Meatloaf

When I first heard meatloaf and paleo in the same sentence I was confused. Surely the nature of a meatloaf is paleo conforming?

Nope! Apparently not…

Sadly, meatloaf has lots of paleo no-no ingredients. Bread crumbs, flour and even legumes are all part of the    paleo diet not allowed list. So then if wheat and bulk creating ingredients are not allowed in the paleo diet, how do you make paleo OK meatloaf?

To deal with the lack of binding agent, we use our trusty coconut flour again. It works great, and is paleo compliant.  

I’m a sucker for meatloaf. Give me some hearty beef meatloaf and I’ll get a big smile on my face. Drizzle a little chili sauce on top and it draws out all the flavours of the recipe.

Is a good paleo meatloaf recipe healthy?

Yup! Although I wouldn’t advocate eating a meatloaf every day. You should try and load up on those veggies for all of their essential minerals and vitamins. Meatloaf typically has lots of meat like pork, beaf and even fish and chicken. Just keep down the amounts of salt and fringe ingredients like oils and fats. You could even add loads of vegetables to the recipes, like carrots and broccoli, mmm mmm.

I’ve managed to find some great meatloaf recipes which are paleo diet friendly. Check them out below!

PaleoMusing’s Heavenly Paleo Meatloaf Recipe

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What you’ll need for this recipe:

  • 2-3 pounds of beef mince
  • About a pound of pork mince
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1 onion, diced
  • A few cloves of garlic, crushed or minced
  • Bell peppers, cut up how you like. I like it when they are diced!
  • 1-2 scrambled eggs(beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • A dash of pepper (or to taste)
  • Red sauce: Tomato paste, vinegar, mustard, water, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic and lemon

How to cook:

Mix everything up except the red sauce. Place the meat mixture in a baking pan, like the kind you use to make bread. Pour some red sauce over the top of the meatloaf and make sure there is a little left over for after the meatloaf is done cooking. Put the baking pan in the oven for about 1.5 hours at 350F/180C

Almond Flour Paleo Meatloaf

 

What you’ll need for this recipe:

  • About 1 pound of pork mince
  • Double that amount of beef mince
  • 1 cup/250ml of almond flour
  • 2-3 eggs (I love eggs)
  • Slices of bacon (10 should be good)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 250ml of tomato sauce: 1 can of tomatoes, a roasted red pepper, half an onion (chopped), garlic to taste

How to cook:

Again, use 350F/180C temperature. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make sure everything is thick enough to cook properly. Put the mixture in a baking pan and place it in the oven for around 40-45 minutes. Add the bacon to the top of the meat loaf before you place the pan in the oven. Use the grill to make the bacon a little crispy.

And that’s it! Unfortunately I don’t have an image for the almond based recipe, but It sure sounds good. I think I might try some this weekend! I hope these great paleo meatloaf recipes will come in handy when planning a dinner party at home for all your cavemen and women friends!

You can always modify these recipes to your own taste, just by adding in some extra spices and perhaps some extra vegetables. I personally would add HEAPS of vegetables to the mix and make a meat style frittata. Check out my previous post on how to make a great, quick and easy paleo breakfast for a frittata like power meal.

As always,

Keep well.
Andrew.