Thursday, June 10, 2010
Yes, MEATLOAF! Growing up, I always hated certain dinner items such as meatloaf, sloppy joes and other gross meat-y things. However, my mom was not the best of cooks in the world... Sorry Mom, you know I love you, and we have talked of this before :)
Alas, now that I am older, I enjoy things that I once cringed at. Hence, MEATLOAF!
And by the way, yes, this is totally Paleo.
Here is what you'll need:
1lb lean ground beef
1 pkg spicy Italian Sausage (I tried to buy the sausages with the least amount of ingredients possible.)
1/2 green bell pepper chopped
1/2 c white onion chopped
1 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
1 c almond meal
5 garlic cloves chopped
1 4oz can organic tomato paste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the Italian sausage from the casing, and place the meat into a bowl with all of the other ingredients. Mix all of the ingredients by hand. Spray a baking dish with Pam and place the meatloaf mixture into the dish. I used a 9x9 pan and I had to mold my own "loaf" in the center of the pan, if you have a smaller pan, you can probably just smush the ingredients into the sides of the pan. Bake for 1 hour and serve.
I couldn't believe how flavorful this was. I thought to myself, "darn, should I add some more tomato sauce or something?" as I was placing it in the oven, because it looked kind of dry. However, after all was said and done, it was so moist and delicious. And, it even helped me to get a 30 second PR on my "Jeremy" time this morning. I hope you like it....