A good old-fashioned meatloaf was a staple in our southern household growing up. Not only was it an easy dish for my mom to put together for the family, but it was SO full of flavor and absolutely filling (even for the guys in the house)!
So, I knew I would eventually need to put together a grain free (healthier) version for myself to enjoy.
I’ll be honest – my first few rounds tasted great, but the texture wasn’t holding together correctly (I still devoured it though lol!). I finally found the ‘secret’ ingredient to balance out the texture without compromising the flavor…. Ground Flaxseeds!
Not only do the flaxseeds help to balance out the texture, but they also provide some added fiber & nutrition to help boost metabolism and weight loss…. which is something you don’t get with regular meatloaf. WIN/WIN!
Watch the video below to see how I make it…. and, let me know if you like it!
- 1.5 lbs Grass-fed Ground Beef
- 1 Pasture-Raised Egg
- 1/2 Medium Onion, chopped
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Sea Salt or Himalayan (Pink) Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 C. + 2 Heaping Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds
- Dash of Nutmeg (optional)
- 6 oz Organic Tomato Paste
- 1-2 Tbsp Honey (I used 2)
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt or Pink Salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Chop onion and mince garlic cloves
- Saute onions in a buttered skillet until they turn transparent
- Add minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes (be careful not to burn garlic)
- Set aside onions & garlic
- Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil (or any type of healthy oil)
- Add all meatloaf ingredients to loaf pan & thoroughly combine all ingredients with your hands. Once mixed, form mixture into a loaf. Set aside.
- Heat honey in a saucepan over medium heat
- Add tomato paste & salt. Stir until well blended. Remove from stovetop.
- Spread sauce evenly over top of meatloaf
- Bake at 375 degrees F. for 35-45 minutes
- Once removed from oven, let sit for 5-10 minutes. Slice & Serve!
- You can also mix your meatloaf ingredients in a separate mixing bowl and then transfer the loaf to the loaf pan. But, I prefer to do it all in the loaf pan to minimize on dirty dishes 😉