Meatloaf doesn’t have to be tasteless and dry. It can’t be flavorful, moist, and delicious.
My husband got this recipe from a friend, who got it from a friend. This is one of the few meatloaf’s that I actually like. Growing up, meatloaf was a dry hunk of meat that you could barely swallow, even after you smothered every inch of it in ketchup (sorry mom, it’s true!). I really enjoy this meatloaf recipe for two reasons. The first being that it’s moist and full of flavor. The second is that it is loaded with veggies.
Meatloaf has European origins dating back thousands of years and has been a staple meal in households across the United States for centuries – hitting cookbooks in the U.S in the early 19th century. It’s quick to throw together and is considered a low budget meal when served with vegetables and potatoes. My mom spooned ketchup over the top (which honestly didn’t make it any less dry) but this recipe is moist enough that ketchup is optional. Enjoy!
If you like meatloaf but you are looking for a Paleo version, Noshtastic has a fabulous Paleo Meatloaf with gravy that is Whole 30. For other Paleo friendly dinners, check out my Savory Beef Short Ribs and Slow Cooker Sirloin Tips.