Paleo Balsamic Vegetable Mini Meatloaf

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from Once a Month Meals

Serves 6
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)
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.
Remove cooked meatloaves from muffin tins and allow to cool. Divide and place into freezer bags. Label and freeze.
Reheat in microwave for one minute.

Laura Stiller

Member since Oct 2007

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