Ground Beef Paleo Meatloaf Recipe Made in the Slow Cooker!
A lot of you have been asking me to post my paleo meatloaf recipe that I talk about here on Fit & Awesome, so here it is! This is an adaptation of a recipe I learned from my friend Jamie on Twitter who has a blog called Crossfit Travels. She is one of the first people I’ve ever talked to about paleo and the whole 30 / whole 9 healthy eating lifestyle and I’m very thankful for her knowledge and wisdom!
This paleo meatloaf is super easy and simple to make in the crockpot. I love my crockpot for cooking simple, healthy meals to eat during the weeknight. It’s the best!
Here’s what you will need:
- 2 Pounds Ground Meat. I’ve done this recipe with ground turkey and most recently with grass-fed ground beef. It’s good either way!
- 1 egg
- 1 can tomato sauce or diced tomatoes. I’ve done this with diced tomatoes from Trader Joe’s or cans / jars of tomato sauce. If you use a jar of tomato sauce make sure to read the label and stay away from any with added sugar and preservatives. Yuck.
- Veggies- To mix into the meatloaf. I really like using spinach, red peppers, and carrots.
- 1-2 cloves Garlic
- 1/2 Onion
- Spices- I use salt, pepper, and oregano to taste
First pour the diced tomatoes or tomato sauce into the crockpot and set it on low. Add whatever veggies you want into the tomato sauce for the base. I usually add chopped carrots.
In a separate mixing bowl, place the ground meat. Add the egg. It will look like the below.
Next, in a [easyazon-link asin=”B0000645YM” locale=”us”]food processor[/easyazon-link] mix up your veggies. I like to use spinach, red pepper, and carrots. You could also use kale. Add the garlic and onion to this mixture. If you don’t want to add garlic or onion, you don’t have to. I’ve made it without for friends with allergies before and it still tastes great!
Add the veggies into the ground meat and egg mixture and stir until well mixed. When the mixture is complete, shape into a football and carefully place in the crockpot.
Set the Crockpot on Low and cook for 4-5 hours. You can also set on high and it will be ready in 2-3 hours. Keep an eye on it either way. I have a crockpot with an auto self timer. You can view it [easyazon-link asin=”B001AO2PXK” locale=”us”]here[/easyazon-link].
And there you go, paleo meatloaf! Here’s a pic of it cooking in the crockpot. Need a better pic for next time I make it:
Have you made paleo meatloaf before? Post in the comments and let me know!