A few weeks ago we bought three quarters of a cow from the farm down the road. That’s about 300 pounds of meat. Now that’s a lot of beef! Given that my freezer is packed to the brim full of steaks and ground beef, I thought I had better find some more recipes to use said beef. Last year I shared my paleo meatloaf muffin recipe, and it’s consistently been one of my most popular recipes both on my blog and at home. But it does require a lot of prep and cutting. Lately things have been so busy around here that I just haven’t had the time for that. I’ve been in need of a quick and tasty meatloaf recipe I can just whip up and throw in the oven for dinner. This, my friends, is it!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Start with two pounds of ground beef in a large mixing bowl. Add a small can of tomato paste, three eggs, a third of a cup coconut flour, three or four minced garlic cloves (I use the minced garlic that comes in a jar), and one small diced onion. Next add your seasonings: two teaspoons dried basil, two teaspoons ground black pepper, and one teaspoon each of chili powder, cumin, and sea salt. Mix everything up gently (don’t overmix or your meatloaf will become heavy and dense) and fill your loaf pan.
Now make your sauce with three tablespoons of tomato paste, two tablespoons balsamic vinegar, and about one teaspoon (more or less) of your sweetener of choice. I like maple syrup – it must be the Canadian in me! Spread the sauce on top of the meatloaf as it’s going into the oven.
Bake the meatloaf for about an hour or until the internal temperature hits 155 degrees. Allow it to rest for a few minutes before cutting (it tends to be a bit too crumbly otherwise) and enjoy!
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 1 (5.5 oz.) can tomato paste
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix ground beef, tomato paste, eggs, coconut flour, garlic, onion, and seasonings in a large mixing bowl. Fill loaf pan.
- To make sauce, mix tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup.
- Spread sauce over top of meatloaf and bake in oven for about an hour or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees.
- Allow meatloaf to rest for 5 minutes before serving.