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Paleo Balsamic Vegetable Mini Meatloaf

Paleo Balsamic Vegetable Mini Meatloaf

Author/Source:  

Tricia @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 0.5 cup chopped onion
  • 0.5 cup chopped zucchini
  • 0.5 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste #1
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 ounces tomato paste #2
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar #1
  • 2 Tablespoons thyme
  • 0.25 teaspoon salt
  • 0.25 teaspoon pepper
  • 0.75 cup almond meal
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 0.5 cup tomato paste #3
  • 0.5 cup balsamic vinegar #2
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil

Directions:

Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped vegetables and tomato paste #1. Saute until soft and aromatic. Add minced garlic and cook for one more minute. Remove vegetables from burner and allow to cool. Mix eggs, tomato paste #2, balsamic vinegar #1, thyme, salt, pepper and almond meal in a small bowl. Put ground beef in a large bowl, then pour mixture egg/tomato over ground beef and mix well. Once vegetables have cooled, pour them over the ground beef mixture and form into 16 muffin-sized balls. Spoon meatloaf mixture into muffin pan greased with coconut oil. Mix tomato paste #3 and balsamic vinegar #2 then brush over tops of muffins. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Freezing Directions:

Cook as directed above. Remove from muffin and tin and allow to cool. Divide and place into indicated number of freezer bags. TO SERVE: Reheat in microwave for 1 minute.

Servings: 16 muffins


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

5 Responses to “Paleo Balsamic Vegetable Mini Meatloaf”

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  2. Sonja Greeley says:

    what can i sub for almond meal? doesn’t have to be 100% paleo, just GF And nut free.

  3. Sarah says:

    Could this be done in a crock pot? If so, what would I need to do to adapt it? Thanks so much!

    • Lisa says:

      Sarah – I am not sure if they would retain their mini meatloaf shape in the slow cooker and not become overly dry. If you do give it a shot let us know!

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