I wasn’t a big fan of meatloaf until I came to the US – in fact, I don’t even recall having it before then. But, now I love how I can make this one dish for dinner and have leftovers for lunch the next day (2 meals for just mixing some ingredients together and sticking it into the oven? Yeah – why wouldn’t you love meatloaf??) And it’s so easy to make Paleo meatloaf as you’ll see from the 49 fantastic Paleo meatloaf recipes below!
Where did Meatloaf originate from?
Wikipedia tells me that meatloaf is a traditionally German and Belgian dish and that the American version has its origins in scrapple. I often think the Germans don’t get enough praise for their cuisine, because it’s resulted in some pretty tasty (and very Paleo) foods, including wurst and sauerkraut! But I digress…back to Paleo meatloaf recipes!
How are Paleo Meatloaf Recipes different to Traditional Meatloaf Recipes?
As many of you know, traditionally, meatloaf is made with ground beef and vegetables, and it’s all held together by eggs and bread crumbs (sometimes larger chunks of bread). There’s also usually some type of tomato sauce (often BBQ sauce or ketchup) that’s added to the meatloaf for extra flavor. Obviously, the bread part is problematic for Paleo, so Paleo meatloaf recipes omit bread crumbs – sometimes Paleo bread crumbs or Paleo flours (like almond flour or coconut flour) are used instead. The BBQ sauce or ketchup is another issue for Paleo since most store bought brands contain non-Paleo ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup! So, most Paleo meatloaf recipes will use homemade sauces (which I personally think taste way way way better!).
The Different Categories of Paleo Meatloaf Recipes in this List
I’ve divided this list into various categories to help you navigate the huge variety of Paleo meatloaf recipes out there! I’ve basically arranged them by type of meat used in the recipe – and there’s one that’s egg-free for those of you that are allergic to eggs.
- Don’t forget that you can generally use whatever meat you have handy to make these Paleo meatloaf recipes.
- You can also change most recipes to make mini meatloaves instead of a large loaf.
- Plus these meatloaf mixtures can be used to make fantastic meatballs!
Which was your Favorite Paleo Meatloaf Recipe?
Please let me know in the comments below which one was your favorite!
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