Thursday, March 27, 2014

Whole30: Paleo Turkey Meatloaf Recipe in a Muffin Pan!

Paleo Turkey or Beef Meatloaf Recipe

Well, made our first Whole30 meal in preparation for next week! And it was delicious! Don't be afraid of ground turkey, it tastes just like beef, seriously! 

TWO WORDS: MUFFIN PAN. This initial recipe called for a meatloaf pan but I saw to use a muffin tin on pinterest so we tried it. AMAZING. and quick! 

We made HALF this recipe and it made 8 'muffin's'. But we each ate 3! It was so delicious! We even chopped up some sweet potato fries, drizzled with olive oil and cinnamon and they cooked for the same time! 

OK Ketchup is NOT on the Whole30, but we technically didn't start yet....and I am from York, PA, we eat ketchup on everything, even eggs!

Paleo Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

  • 2 lbs of ground turkey
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 onion, chopped small
  • 1 (10 oz) package of frozen spinach, thawed and water drained
  • 1/2 of a red bell pepper, chopped small
  • 1/2 cup of Tangy Paleo BBQ Sauce(or your favorite BBQ sauce, or just use ketchup)
  • 1 tsp of chili powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 tsp of oregano
  • 1 tsp of thyme
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne
  • 2 tbs of olive oil to sauté vegetables
(If you dont have all the spices, dont worry, we didnt have cayenne or thyme)
  1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees F
  2. Sauté onions and peppers over medium heat in a saucepan with 2 tbs of olive oil just until tender
  3. Add spinach, garlic, and all spices to the sautéed vegetables in the pan, stir gently
  4. Remove saucepan with vegetables from heat, set aside
  5. Put uncooked ground turkey in a large bowl
  6. Pour in the whisked eggs and mix into the ground meat with your hands - no need to overdo it
  7. Now take veggies from the saucepan and pour into bowl
  8. Once again, mix the vegetables into the meat with your hands
  9. Brush olive oil or spray cooking spray into the muffin tin and fill plush to the top with meat mixture.
  10. Finally, pour over the BBQ sauce or ketchup to cover top of the meatloaf
  11. Cook for 20 minutes minutes. Oven cooking times may vary. If you have a meat thermometer, the internal temperature of the meatloaf should reach 155-degrees F
  12. Add additional BBQ or your own sauce as desired
  13. Serve hot and enjoy!

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  1. If you want to add more veggies to it, shredded carrots and zucchini work great in the meatloaf.