Paleo Meatloaf with Apple

Paleo Meatloaf with Apple

You won’t miss the grains in this Paleo Meatloaf!  This recipe uses shredded apples in place of the bread crumbs, it is surprisingly light and has a hint of natural sweetness.

I grew up eating my mom’s delicious meatloaf.  It is so good that one Valentine’s Day, she made a heart shaped meatloaf.  I’m not kidding… look!

My recipe has evolved from my Mom’s, but it too is delicious and is a favorite of my kids.  My family really liked this paleo version, they said they didn’t get that “heavy feeling” that they usually have after eating meatloaf.


  • **For the Meatloaf:
  • 2 lbs ground beef (pasture-raised, grass-fed)
  • 2 apples grated (I used 1 granny smith and 1 honey crisp)
  • 1 & ½ cup onion grated
  • 1 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup ketchup (organic without high fructose corn syrup)
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbs coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs black pepper
  • **For The Ketchup Onion Glaze:
  • ¼ cup onion grated (I pulse in the food processor, then strain liquid)
  • ½ cup of ketchup (organic without high fructose corn syrup)
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup
  • ½ Tbs raw honey
  • 2 Tbs apple cider
  • 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbs coconut aminos
  • *I recommend using organic ingredients when possible.
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