Super Awesome Meatloaf (Paleo & Whole30)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lets be honest. Meatloaf is one of the most un-photogenic foods ever! 
Since it won't look pretty either way lets settle for this iPhone picture :)

Meatloaf is one of my favorite meals! Coming from a former vegetarian that says a lot! I posted my old recipe for meatloaf on this blog a few years ago. This is my updated recipe that is both Paleo and Whole30 approved! I combined my old recipe with Eating for Idiots Meatloaf Recipe and came out with a winner! 

Paleo/Whole30 Meatloaf


  • 2 lbs grass fed ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup carrot puree
  • splash balsamic vinegar (to deglaze pan)
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 4 oz white mushrooms, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch ground clove
  • pinch ground allspice
  • pinch cayenne pepper


Mix all ingredients well

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add ghee to a cast iron pot set over medium heat
  3. Add onions and celery to the pot. Cook until onions are softened and beginning to caramelize.
  4. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar to de-glaze the pan.
  5. Add minced mushrooms to the pan and cook 3-5 more minutes. 
  6. Combine remaining meatloaf ingredients in a bowl. 
  7. Add onion, celery, mushroom mixture to the meat mixture.
  8. Add half of the ketchup to the meat mixture.
  9. Shape meat mixture into a log on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking stone
  10. Cover with remaining ketchup. 
  11. Bake for 1 hour.
  12. Let cool 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.


Carol Blanchet said...

I love meatloaf! Having to go gf, I used oatmeal for the binder, I never thought to use coconut flour!
Thanks, Keri.

Anonymous said...

The ketchup sound good! Never thought of adding cloves or allspice!-Sonja