of all the things i cook, my meatloaf is babe’s favorite. i havent made it in awhile, because my meatloaf is far from paleo friendly. ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce, bread crumbs… i wanted to try to find a new meatloaf recipe that would count as a months worth of cheat meals for him. this is my first try, and im sure there will be more as i test out what does and doesnt work, what i can and cant do in an attempt to get to my old recipe, just healthier. healthy meatloaf just sounds funny, but its possible.
i was petrified making this for the first time. this is such a basic recipe i edited i wasnt sure how the taste would be, or even how it was going to stay stuck together without bread crumbs or even oats. when it was time to take the meatloaf out of the oven, i was fully expecting it to have just flopped down and turned into a giant hamburger patty. i was pleasantly surprised that not only was it not like eating cardboard, but it retained its normal shape.
the recipe i followed was very light on spices, and usually im much heavier when it comes to my meatloaf. my spices are paleo friendly, but i wasnt sure how the apple would flavor the meat, and didnt want to ruin it by over zealous spicing. now i know and next time will add my usual spices to the meat and hope its even better. its a learning curve, but this is a great basic meatloaf to start with.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 small apple skinned, cored and diced
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
- 1 egg
- oregano and pepper to taste
- preheat oven to 350 degrees, and mix all ingredients together in a big bowl.
- plop in a baking dish and form your loaf.
- bake for 35-45 minute and let stand for 5 minutes after done baking.