Simple Meatloaf

Simple Meatloaf


Simple Meatloaf

Paleo, Grain Free, Minimal Ingredients, Allergy Friendly – Dinner – Serves 4


Hi, Mama! I love getting creative in the kitchen {like with this Simple Meatloaf}, but I know some recipes can be time-consuming and time is not your friend as of lately. Between work, back to school activities {the dreaded school supply shopping}, and household chores, finding time to prepare, prep, and cook dinner is a time finding battle. {Unless you are making this Simple Meatloaf}.


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A few months ago I posted one of my favourite meatloaf recipes, as its delicious, it is a bit time-consuming. I heard your cry for help and decided it was time to get simple and go back to the basics.

Yes, basic is totally possible while following the principles of the Paleo lifestyle.

A lot of recipes are time-consuming because we {the creaters} feel it’s essential to provide you delicious tasting meals that taste like the “real” thing. Truth be told, we are making the real thing with real foods, unlike many Standard American Diet recipes, which we are all too familiar with.


The Standard American Diet

Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet full of grains, PUFAs, and refined sugars has left us taste blind. I’ll be honest when it started transitioning away from the Standard American Diet to a more Paleo aligned diet I wasn’t keen on eating fruits and vegetables. {My husband can confirm this}. I was used to highly processed cans and pesticide-laced produce that is meant to mask the true taste with chemicals, preservatives, and sugars.

Mama, I literally ate my vegetables doused in bacon grease just to cover up the tasteless fresh and organic produce I was now buying. It only took a week or two to realize that these tasteless organic and fresh produces I was now eating, were delicious. I slowly cut back on the bacon grease, and now I love vegetables and fruit. {I still cook my vegetables in bacon grease once and a while}.


Back to Basics

Growing up my mom would make meatloaf most weeks as it was cheap, easy, and yielded plenty for leftovers. Meatloaf to me is comfort food, which is a bit odd as I hated my mom’s meatloaf. It was loaded with more filler foods {oatmeal and french onion mix that came in a packet} than the meat itself. In order to eat it, you had to drench it in ketchup. My mom’s meatloaf is still a running joke in the family.

Occasionally, we still make it over there for a family dinner. When the meatloaf is on the menu, we are usually “busy.”

Just kidding – it has improved over the years.

You can prepare and prep my Simple Meatloaf recipe in as little as five minutes with minimal real food ingredients found throughout your kitchen and pantry. This will save you time and an extra trip to the store for things not stocked. While your Simple Meatloaf is cooking, you can prepare a side dish, catch up on household chores, or relax… What does relax mean? {Hi, mom of two toddler boys here!}

You shouldn’t need to drench your loaf in ketchup like I had to do as a child, but if you do have kids, having a Paleo bottle of ketchup {such as Primal Kitchen or Tessemea’s} is always a good idea. My kids love dipping, and when it a dip is involved I can expect empty plates and full bellies.

See recipe below for exclusive tips, tricks, and modifications.


Simple Meatloaf Family Paleo Dinner

Happy Eating!



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Simple Meatloaf Family Paleo Dinner
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Simple Meatloaf

Paleo Family Dinner

Course Dinner
Keyword Dinner, family, meatloaf, paleo, simple
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author Angela Blanchard


  • 1 lb Grass-Fed Beef
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 Onion - finely diced
  • 4 Mushrooms - finely diced
  • 1/2 TSP Thyme
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 TSP Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. In a large bowl knead beef, egg, onion, mushrooms, thyme, salt, and pepper, until evenly combined.

  3. Place beef mixture into a bread loaf pan.

  4. Cook for 50-minutes to an hour.

  5. Let cool, slice, and top with ketchup or BBQ sauce as desired. Serve with any vegetable or Paleo compliant side dish.

Recipe Notes

  • If you are wondering what holds this loaf together; the egg and mushrooms!
  • Depending on the type of ground beef you used, your loaf may look like it is drowning in fat. This is normal. Let it cool and remove from loaf pan before slicing.
  • Top with Ketchup or BBQ sauce as desired.
Nutrition Facts
Simple Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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