So my husband really wanted meatloaf this week and I really wanted it to be super clean and Whole 30 approved. I have not had meatloaf in such a long time. This was fun to make as it is something completely different in my kitchen. I loved that this was so easy to put together.
Ground Beef- 2 pounds (Organic)
Olive Oil- 1TBS
1 large Chopped Sweet Onion
Garlic- 3 minced cloves
Parsley- 4 TBS
Ground Dry Thyme- 1 TSP
Chai Seeds- 1/4 cup
Cinnamon- 1/2 TSP
Nutmeg- 1/2 TSP
Marjoram- 1/2 TSP
Salt and Pepper
Coconut Oil Spray- No Soy- No Sugar added
Super Simple Quick Ketchup
Tomato Paste- 2 cans -12 oz total
Garlic Powder- 1 TBS
1/8 cup of Apple Vinegar
1/8 cup of White Vinegar
Salt and Pepper
Add water if its not thick enough
Pre-Heat Oven at 350 degrees
Make the ketchup in a small sauce sauce pan. Combine all ingredients. I happen to like a lot of garlic so I add quite a bit... sometimes more than 1 TBS. Play with this recipe as you can make it your own. I do not usually add water to ketchup, but if it is too thick for you then add just a TBS at a time. I let this simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
When you are making this for anything else, I would say to refrigerate for 45 minutes to cool down but because we are heating it up again it really doesn't matter.
Heat a pan on medium with the Olive Oil. Add onions and garlic until translucent. In a bowl, combine all spices with the ground beef. Add onions and garlic when finished cooking. Add half the Ketchup (keep the other half for the topping).
Place parchment paper in a 10" x 7" baking pan or a 12"x5" loaf baking pan. Spray with the parchment paper with the coconut spray. Place the ground beef mixture in the pan. Make sure the the mixture is nice and even.
Place the rest of the ketchup on top. Put the meatloaf in the oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Depending on the type of ground beef you use will depend on how much fat juice will be in the pan when it is complete. I took the meatloaf out with the parchment paper and placed on a cutting board- cut and serve.