PREP TIME: 15 MIN
COOK TIME: AROUND 1 HOUR
2 ½ lb ground grass fed beef, bison or pork or any combination of the three
1½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ cup hemp hearts
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cups mushrooms, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBS oil (coconut oil, bacon fat, or olive oil)
1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
3 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon oregano
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
For the top of the meatloaf:
½ cup ketchup (homemade or paleo)
Preheat oven to 375 °F.
In a medium skillet, over medium heat, melt the fat, and sauté the mushrooms, onion and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes, or until soft.
Combine the meat, salt, pepper, hemp hearts, egg, chili pepper, thyme, oregano and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl. Mix well, breaking up the meat and incorporating the spices. Add the sautéed mushroom mixture, taking care to evenly distribute them to ensure that the loaf bonds well and does not fall apart.
Divide the meat mixture into 2 “loaf” shapes and spread the ketchup on the top and sides of the meat “loaves”
Bake in the oven for 55-60 minutes.
Serve immediately with sweet potato fries and broccoli- our family’s favorite!