Meatloaf (Paleo, Whole30)
You know what really grinds my gears? When people comment on my Instagram posts and tell me what I should and shouldn’t eat. Um yes, thank you very much for your unsolicited advice. This happened on Sunday and it upset me. I would never go on and comment on someone’s picture and tell them they shouldn’t be eating something.
Now if someone asks me for advice on food, I will answer them and tell them what has worked for me but I would never tell someone they should not be eating something. Every body is different and what works for me, may not work for you.
It just baffles me the things that people think they can say on social media. Just because you’re not saying something to my face, does not mean that you’re not saying it to an actual person that has actual feelings.
So what was all the commotion about anyway?! Bacon! Yes, yummy, fatty, delicious bacon was the reason someone went off on me unprovoked. I think we should all practice the mantra, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Our grandmas had it right all along, and think about what a kinder place the world would be if we all practiced that.
Now, if you don’t like bacon, you will not like this recipe. It’s practically what makes it. I tried to make meatloaf before without bacon and it was way too dry. Turkey is pretty lean and some fat was needed so the meatloaf wouldn’t be super dry and hard to swallow.
Before making my own, I had only had meatloaf once in a restaurant and thought it was pretty gross. I hate traditional ketchup, I find it way too sweet and for years I thought I hated all ketchup. When I found out Tessiemae had their version of ketchup I wanted to try it because all of their stuff is awesome. And I absolutely loved it! It’s not super sweet, and it has a hint of tartness. It appeals to me so much more than the sickly sweet traditional stuff that is sweetened with corn syrup.
This meatloaf is so tasty and easy to prepare, and I even snuck in some spinach. I like to make it on Sundays and have it for lunch all week long.
1 lb ground turkey
1 egg, whipped
1/4 cup almond meal
3 strips bacon, diced
2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
2 tbsp Tessemae BBQ sauce
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano
2 tbsp Tessemae ketchup
Heat oven to 350° line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add all of the ingredients, except the ketchup, to a large bowl. Use hands to mix until combined well.
Once combined, use hands to form a large ball and place that onto the baking sheet. Use hands to form into a loaf shape. Add the ketchup on top of the meatloaf and even spread across.
Bake for 1 hour until cooked through. (You may need to wipe away some of the excess grease.)
Cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 egg, whipped
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 3 strips bacon, diced
- 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp tessemae BBQ sauce
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 2 tbsp tessemae ketchup
- Heat oven to 350° line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add all of the ingredients, except the ketchup, to a large bowl. Use hands to mix until combined well.
- Once combined, use hands to form a large ball and place that onto the baking sheet. Use hands to form into a loaf shape. Add the ketchup on top of the meatloaf and even spread across.
- Bake for 1 hour until cooked through. (You may need to wipe away some of the excess grease.)
- Cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.