Paleo Auto Immune Protocol Meatloaf

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Meatloaf? But it has eggs, breadcrumbs and all sorts in it, you can't eat that on the auto immune protocol. 

Oh yes you can. 

autoimmune protocol meatloaf

This version uses beef mince, bacon, onions, garlic and herbs. There are other versions that incorporate mushrooms or cauliflower to bind, but I didn't use anything. This meatloaf binds very well on its own, so you won't miss the egg, and the onions, along with the crunchy bacon topping, keep the beef lovely and moist. It's one of our new favourite dinners, served simply with the juices from the meat and some greens alongside. And it's even better cold, the next day (if it will last that long). 

I hope this gives you some inspiration if you're looking for dinner (or breakfast, let's face it) on the auto immune protocol. 

Paleo Auto Immune Protocol Meatloaf
Serves 4-6
800g beef mince, preferably grass-fed beef
1 small clove garlic
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped finely
2 red onions, chopped into small pieces
1 tsp duck fat
pinch salt
14-16 rashers smoked streaky bacon

Melt the duck fat in a frying pan and fry the chopped onion with a good pinch of salt until softened. Tip the onion into a mixing bowl and allow to cool. Once cool, add the beef, the chopped garlic and the parsley. Mix well, but not too much - just until it's combined. 

Tip the lot out onto a baking tray lined with foil and mould into a loaf-shape as best as you can with your hands. Once you have a long, humped shape start covering with the strips of bacon, overlapping them slightly on top and tucking the ends in underneath the meatloaf. 

Cook in a 200ÂșC oven for one hour and take out, leaving to rest for 10-15 minutes before you cut into it. This will allow the juices to absorb back into the meat and also make it less crumbly when carving. With a sharp knife, cut into chunky slices and serve while hot. This also makes perfect batch-cooking food - lop off a slice and have it for breakfast with some leftover greens. I do. 

This recipe has been entered into the Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable at Phoenix Helix. 

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  1. Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food and your version looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the AIP roundtable.


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