Recipe: Classic Paleo Meatloaf

Posted on in Nutrition by Dr. Marie Battaglia


Meatloaf is not something I grew up eating, but in my adult life I have come to love this delicious comfort food.

We started picking up grass fed ground beef and brisket from the Villeneuve Family Farm at the Boyce Farmers Market recently – very impressed with the quality! If you haven’t checked out this spot at the market for meat & veggies make it a priority this weekend.

We also tried some of their homemade salsa – possibly the best salsa I have ever tasted!

So I bring home the ground beef and I weigh the options:- meatballs, burgers or MEATLOAF! I chose the meatloaf and it was a big hit in the Norton household (both Dr. G and Zoey loved it) so I thought it was worth sharing with all of you.

I adapted the recipe to include healthier ingredients (like coconut flour rather than wheat flour and nut milk rather than cow’s milk).

Classic Meatloaf

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 80 minutes


1.5 lbs lean ground beef
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup of almond or cashew milk (unsweetened)
1 egg
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
1 tsp himalayan salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/3 cup salsa or ketchup
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp yellow mustard


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine ground beef, coconut flour, milk, egg, onion salt and pepper in a medium sized bowl. Using your hands, incorporate all ingredients into the meat. Don’t over mix! (this should take 30 seconds or less).
3. Transfer the mixture into a large loaf pan and press it down evenly.
4. Mix ketchup or salsa, coconut sugar, and mustard in a small bowl. Pour overtop of the meatloaf and spread evenly.
5. Bake at 350 for 80 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and drain off any excess grease. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Try it out and let me know what you think! We had a cucumber salad and mixed roasted veggies on the side (zucchini, cauliflower and squash).

Dr. Marie Battaglia
I’m Dr. Marie and helping moms be more effective, happy, and healthy humans is my passion. I love working with people to create a holistic plan that leads to more energy, less pain, better sleep, happier pregnancies, smoother births, better post partums, and healthier babies and families. Dr. Graham and I are life partners, business partners, and parenting partners to our two daughters, Zoey & Eloise. It definitely keeps life interesting but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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