I find that not many people get excited for meatloaf.
I loved my mother’s meatloaf growing up, in fact, I loved all my mothers cooking and I still do! Every time I pop in for a visit I always raid my parents fridge and end up eating something!
To me, meatloaf is just such an easy and delicious recipe that doesn’t require much time and is perfect the next day for lunch. Nothing like some leftovers!
Have you tried my meatloaf muffins before? You can click here to get the recipe. It is definitely a fan favourite. Everyone who has made it has fallen in love with them and it’s become a staple recipe in many homes. I have a feeling you’ll love them too!
This meatloaf is a little different. I didn’t make it into muffins, although you most certainly can, and I swapped out beef for turkey. It’s important to change up your proteins to ensure you give your body a variety of amino acids. From chicken, to lamb, to turkey, beef, eggs and sometimes beans and legumes, I eat quite a variety of protein. Not to mention plant based sources like sprouts, hemp and spirulina.
Of course all my proteins are QUALITARIAN approved! Quality is key, especially when it comes to meat. Search for grass fed and pasture raised when buying meats. In fact, try to visit a local organic farm near you and see if you can take part in a farm share.
What are your favourite protein sources?? Are you a meat eater? Veggie lover? Whatever you are, I hope you embrace being a QUALITARIAN 🙂
Ok..enough talk. Let’s get cooking!
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp each sea salt and black pepper
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 1/2 cup onion ,chopped
- 1/2 whole bell pepper, chopped (optional)
- 2 lb ground turkey
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp ketchup
- 1-2 Tbsp coconut sugar
- Preheat oven to bake at 375°F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and use your hands to mix together well.
- Lightly grease a loaf pan with coconut oil or ghee.
- Pour turkey mixture into the loaf pan.
- Evenly distribute the mixture to get a uniform loaf.
- In a small bowl combine glaze ingredients and spoon evenly on top of loaf.
- Bake at 375°F for one hour. (sometimes I let mine cook for 1 hour and 15 mins).
- Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Slice, and serve!
- *Depending on your oven cook times may vary. Use a meat thermometer to determine if your loaf is done. Cook times could be anywhere from 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes.