Delicious! Grain Free Meatloaf Recipe (Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly)


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!

Grain Free Meatloaf Recipe
Serves 3
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
For the Meatloaf
  1. 1.5 lbs Grass-fed Ground Beef
  2. 1 Pasture-Raised Egg
  3. 1/2 Medium Onion, chopped
  4. 2-3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  5. 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  6. 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  7. 1 tsp Paprika
  8. 1 tsp Sea Salt or Himalayan (Pink) Salt
  9. 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  10. 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  11. 1/4 C. + 2 Heaping Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds
  12. Dash of Nutmeg (optional)
For the Sauce
  1. 6 oz Organic Tomato Paste
  2. 1-2 Tbsp Honey (I used 2)
  3. 1/2 tsp Sea Salt or Pink Salt
For the Meatloaf
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Chop onion and mince garlic cloves
  3. Saute onions in a buttered skillet until they turn transparent
  4. Add minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes (be careful not to burn garlic)
  5. Set aside onions & garlic
  6. Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil (or any type of healthy oil)
  7. Add all meatloaf ingredients to loaf pan & thoroughly combine all ingredients with your hands. Once mixed, form mixture into a loaf. Set aside.
For the Sauce
  1. Heat honey in a saucepan over medium heat
  2. Add tomato paste & salt. Stir until well blended. Remove from stovetop.
For Assembly/Cooking
  1. Spread sauce evenly over top of meatloaf
  2. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 35-45 minutes
  3. Once removed from oven, let sit for 5-10 minutes. Slice & Serve!
  1. 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 😉
Kayla Chandler


2 Responses to Delicious! Grain Free Meatloaf Recipe (Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly)

  1. A few years ago we went wheat-free, and this was a great recipe. My family really enjoyed it. We got off the wheat-free diet, but have decided we felt be when on it, so I am making this meatloaf tonight as we begin our wheat-free lifestyle again. It smells delicious! Thank you for sharing it with us!!

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