Paleo Balsamic Vegetable Mini Meatloaf

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from Once a Month Meals

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped zucchini
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tbsp tomato paste #1
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
6 oz tomato paste #2
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar #1
2 tbsp thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup almond meal
2 lbs ground beef
1/2 cup tomato paste #3
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar #2
2 tbsp coconut oil (or oil of choice)
 
Directions
1. 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.
2. 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 egg/tomato mixture over ground beef and mix well.
3. Once vegetables have cooled, pour them over the ground beef mixture and form into 16 muffin-sized balls. Spoon meatloaf mixture into muffin pans greased with coconut oil (or oil of choice).
4. Mix tomato paste #3 and balsamic vinegar #2, then brush over tops of muffins.
5. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
6. FREEZING DIRECTIONS:
Remove cooked meatloaves from muffin tins and allow to cool. Divide and place into freezer bags. Label and freeze.
7. TO SERVE:
Reheat in microwave for one minute.
 
Notes:
http://onceamonthmeals.com/paleo-balsamic-vegetable-mini-meatloaf/




Laura Stiller

Member since Oct 2007

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