Day 8: Tur-ific Meatloaf

Posted: March 9, 2012 in Recipes, Uncategorized, Whole30
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There are some days that you just need comfort food. A warm plate or bowl of something that makes you feel better from the inside out. Honestly, I really wanted a chocolate cake with fudge frosting, the kind that you get on your birthday at Bill Knapp’s (does that place still exist?). But that is not even remotely paleo, and I have decided the food band-aids must end…cowboy up cupcake. Anyway, second best thing, Meatloaf. Meatloaf, mashed “potatoes” and some steamed broccoli. My local grocery has a great sale  this week on all natural ground turkey, so turkey loaf, you are what’s for dinner.

I have to admit, on first consideration I was not all that gung-ho for anything but my mom’s traditional version. Beef slathered in ketchup, filled with breadcrumbs and just glowing the aura of so many childhood memories. How can a turkey begin to compare? So I consulted the experts at The Food Lover’s Primal Palate and the rest is history.

What’s For Dinner:

Tur-ific Meatloaf

Serves 4+, About  1.5 Hours, Oven 375F











What you need:

2 lbs Ground turkey

1 Egg

3/4 cup Onion (chopped small)

3/4 cup Green Pepper (chopped small)

2 Tbls Aminos

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp Pepper

1 tsp Salt

A little melted coconut oil for greasing your pan

*the original recipe calls for only 1/2 cup onion and green pepper and the addition of 1/2 c celery, I hate celery so I didn’t put it in and increased the others to make up.


How to do it:

Heat your oven to 375F and put your meat in a big bowl. Gently beat your egg and add it to your meat along with onion, green pepper, aminos and seasoning. Mix it all up so everything is well incorporated. I imagine that if you have children, this could be a fun recipe to make with them. Grease your loaf pan with the melted coconut oil and place the meat mixture in, making sure to level it out  so it all cooks evenly. Cook that loaf for an hour or until the internal temp reads 160F. Remove from oven and let it stand for about 10 minutes.

I served it up with a little mashed cauliflower and steamed broccoli, but this would go great with just about anything on the side. Thank you Food Lover’s for yet another amazing recipe!


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