Tired of hamburgers and steak? Another classic beef recipe is the all-popular meatloaf. As it stands, meatloaf is already Paleo-approved, so you just need to add the sides of fruits and vegetables, and you’re done – easy-peasy.
This meatloaf is not like the meatloaf you remember from your childhood, though, as this meatloaf recipe includes the sweetness of honey to counterbalance the optional tang of Worcestershire sauce, and it packs in nearly every spice from your spice cabinet. Everything from thyme and oregano, to chili pepper, garlic, and onion are combined together with the meat to make an unforgettable meatloaf that will have everyone in the family going back for seconds.
While this meatloaf is very filling as is, you can opt for a smaller portion and serve it with a side salad. This is a great way to ensure that you are eating more vegetables than meat, but that you are still getting your portion of meat, too.
Meatloaf with Mushrooms
● 2 lbs. ground beef (you may substitute ground pork)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium-sized skillet placed over medium heat, melt the cooking fat, add the mushrooms and sauté for two to three minutes or until soft.
3. In a large bowl, combine the meat, salt, pepper, egg, onion, mushrooms, chili pepper, thyme, oregano, and garlic. Mix well, breaking up the meat.
4. Add the cooked mushrooms. Evenly distribute the mushrooms to ensure that the loaf bonds well.
5. Lightly grease a loaf pan with additional cooking fat and fill it with the meat mixture. Place in the oven and cook for approximately 15 minutes.
6. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, honey, and Worcestershire sauce.
7. After cooking the loaf for 15 minutes, lightly spread the sauce on top.
8. Continue cooking for another 40 minutes.