Mom's old-fashioned meatloaf, paleo-style.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 30 mins
15 mins
2 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place the onion and garlic in a food processor; pulse until onion is finely chopped but not watery. Transfer to a large bowl. Puree parsley in the food processor; add to the bowl. Mix in almond meal, beaten eggs, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, salt, paprika, black pepper, and oregano. Add ground beef and pork; mix gently by hand until just combined.

  • Place half of the ground meat mixture in a loaf pan. Press down until well-packed. Make a shallow well in the center; fill with hard-boiled eggs. Pat the remaining ground meat mixture down on top, squeezing out any air pockets.

  • Stir 2 tablespoons tomato paste and ghee together in a small bowl. Spread an even layer of the topping over the meatloaf. Place the loaf pan on a baking sheet.

  • Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

  • Cool meatloaf until slightly shrunk and pulled away from the sides, at least 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board using 2 sturdy spatulas. Slice and serve.

Cook's Note:

Olive oil may be substituted for the ghee.

Nutrition Facts

394 calories; protein 33.1g; carbohydrates 6.9g; fat 25.8g; cholesterol 211.4mg; sodium 682.9mg. Full Nutrition

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I was looking for a good meatloaf recipe that did not have bread in it. I saw this and decided to try it. I thought it was really delicious but I do have to say I made a few changes. I did not put the eggs inside of it and I didn t have the almond. I added cheddar cheese instead. My family loved it. Read More