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It’s been kind of a gray, cool and misty sort of day here in Atlanta and I have to say, I love it! Anyway, it really put me in the mood for some good comfort food. My first thought…Elana’s cookies! Then I rethought and figured I better focus on dinner.

So for dinner I decide on meatloaf and the cauliflower mash (under my ”Good ole southern meal” post). The meatloaf leftovers make for a great snack too! Anyway, I got this recipe (with some minor adjustments) from Sarah Fragoso’s Everyday Paleo blog. I love her book and blog. She’s an inspiration raising her kids totally Paleo and getting them so involved in the process!


  • 1 diced red onion
  • 2 lbs of grass fed ground beef
  • 1 cup almond meal (it’s great without too for those with allergies)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp Celtic sea salt
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • 5-6 bacon strips

Mix all ingredients by hand in a large mixing bowl. Place meat mixture into a large glass baking pan and flatten it out. Add some of the tomato sauce to form a thin layer on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink in the middle. Sometimes I’ll add some bacon strips on top if I have it on hand. If you do, for the last 5 minutes, turn the stove on broil to crisp the bacon up some.

Oh and I didn’t take a picture of the meatloaf because, well, meatloaf is just plain ugly anyway you look at it. But it sure tastes DELICIOUS!