Paleo Meatloaf

Yesterday was the first snowfall in Milwaukee and the first snowfall for little miss Charlotte.  It is hard to believe that we made it to December 4th before seeing snow!  (I’m not complaining on the delay!)  The cold, blustery weather called for comfort food for dinner. We love meatloaf in this house.  Growing up, we always had the Lipton Onion Soup Mix meatloaf recipe.  It always yielded a delicious meatloaf!  However, through the years, I had to modify it to be gluten free and now paleo.  The new version is still delicious and is clean.. a win win!  I paired the meatloaf with the Roasted Garlic Mashed cauliflower from Against All Grain’s Celebrations Cookbook.  We made this for Thanksgiving and it was such a delicious hit that I have been waiting for the opportunity to make it again.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


Paleo Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup paleo friendly ketchup or tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup water (use a little less water if you opt for tomato sauce over ketchup)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all ingredients in large bowl.  Form mixture into a large rectangular loaf in a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until golden brown.  Let set for 5 minutes after removing from oven and enjoy!

 

 

Stovetop Paleo Chili

I usually love and prefer slow cooker chili recipes.  However, I was making paleo “corn” bread from Danielle Walker’s new Celebrations cookbook and I all of a sudden needed chili to go with it.  I searched the internet to find a quick and easy stovetop paleo chili (using only the ingredients I had at home) and found inspiration but no good recipe to suit my needs.  I came up with the below and it turned out DELICIOUS!

Ingredients:

  • 1.25 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion – diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic – minced
  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes – diced
  • 1 28 oz can Diced Tomatoes with the juice
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 – 14.5 oz cans Tomato Sauce
  • 5  Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 2 tsp Salt

Directions:

  • Saute onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes over medium heat in large pot / dutch oven
  • Add meat and cook until meat is no longer pink
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well
  • Bring to boil for 5 minutes
  • Turn to low and simmer for 45 minutes
  • Enjoy!