Feed your family for under $10!

This fully loaded meatloaf contains plenty of savory flavors! Want a way to you and your family to get your serving of vegetables and enjoy it? I do too! This recipe will easily feed a family of four and might just leave you with some leftovers for lunch the next day. I love recipes that can be prepared in 10-15 minutes. I tend to do food prep, once a week, that consists of clean, chopping, and sorting fruits and veggies. It takes a bit of time chopping and cleaning and putting all of these back in the refrigerator but it makes for a simple prep later, whether I’m making chili, breakfast frittatas, omelets, fajitas, or just having some vegetables with hummus. Plus, it makes for a quick snack for whenever someone is hungry. This recipe is nearly Paleo (I used organic ketchup that can be omitted) and it is gluten free (I use almond flour instead of traditional breadcrumbs.) For a side, I decided to give sweet potato fries a try. They taste delicious and I will be making them again soon, so simple!

Ingredients

  • 1lb FunGuy Farms Grass-fed & Pasture-raised Ground beef
  • 1 Pasture-raised egg from FunGuy Farms
  • 1/4 cup of organic ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup of almond flour
  • A dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup of diced veggies (orange, yellow, & green bell peppers, yellow onion, portabello mushrooms)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F degrees. In a large bowl (In my case the only clean thing I could find, a pie pan) add fully thawed ground beef, chopped vegetables, farm fresh egg, minced garlic, worcestershire sauce, and almond flour.
  2. Mix all of these ingredients together thoroughly ( I use my hands) to form a loaf. If your loaf isn’t holding its loaf shape you can add either more almond flour, if it’s too wet OR add more ketchup if it seems too dry.
  3. Grease your pan and place the loaf in it, drizzle with ketchup if you’d like some fancy lines, and then throw it in the oven for 1 hour.
  4.  Remove from oven and make sure the internal temperature has reached above 160F degrees.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Want an easy and healthy side while the oven is on?

What else goes well with ketchup? Fries.

A healthy alternative to store-bought, deep-fried fries are sweet potato fries. I simply cut up 2-3 potatoes drizzle them in a bowl with a little olive oil (if you have avocado oil that is even healthier!) add a teaspoon of paprika and a dash of salt and pepper. I lined a baking sheet with parchment paper and threw that in the oven on the rack above my meatloaf. Cooked for 25 minutes then flipped the fries over and cooked for another 25 minutes.

This easy side is perfect because it will be done the same time as the meatloaf!