One positive thing about our move has been a very distinct lack of delivery and “easy” food options. It has forced me to not be lazy on busy nights, I can’t just order teriyaki and have Uber Eats drop it off 20 minutes later. That has helped us flow into a better diet. It’s also led to Alistaire staying on his optimum diet for his gut health. It’s helped that we are finally settling into the new place, and I have found most of my kitchen tools (I’d love to know where my cookie dough scoops are though, buried somewhere….)
This meatloaf is made with coconut flour for the binding. I use to use flax-seed and oats before, but that needed to be removed for a while from the menu. And I have to say, it turned out fantastic. I made a double recipe, so we could have two meals, prepped and baked at once. Once chilled, it is a snap to slice it up for lunches or a later dinner. If you only want one loaf, just cut the recipe in half and proceed.
A side note on using salsa: Salsa without added sugar/sweeteners is a lot easier to find than sugar-free ketchup. I have been reducing how much sugar we consume, so this comes to play as well. If you prefer ketchup, just use the same amount instead.
Grain Free Salsa Meatloaf
- 4 large eggs
- 4 tsp coconut aminos
- 16 ounces (2 cups) chunky mild salsa
- 2 tsp dried basil
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 2 pounds ground grass-fed beef or bison
- 1 Tbsp avocado or coconut oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, chopped, or 1 can organic mushrooms, drained
- 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 350°, rip a sheet of parchment paper the length of a 9×5″ bread pan, rip in half. Line two bread pans with the paper, across the pans (so you have handles).
In a large skillet heat the oil and saute the onion and mushrooms till tender. Add garlic, saute for a minute. Take off heat and cool a bit.
In a large mixing bowl beat eggs with coconut aminos and 2/3 cup salsa. Add the basil and coconut flour, then the ground beef. Mix in well. Make sure all the coconut flour is mixed in.
Add the vegetables, mix in.
Divide between the two bread pans, patting down.
Divide remaining salsa, spread across the top of the meatloaf.
Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
Makes 2 loaves.