When I think of comfort food the first thing that comes to mind is meatloaf! This meatloaf is made healthier by using organic ground turkey instead of beef. I use dark meat because it has a lot more flavor and it has a little more fat than the ground white meat. Instead of breadcrumbs, almond meal works great as a binder. It also has a glaze on top made with organic ketchup and coconut sugar. So easy and very tasty.
This recipe is for a one pound loaf, but it is very easily doubled. It is great cold in sandwiches the next day (on grain free bread of course). It is also very good sliced and pan fried in pasture butter until golden brown. Yum.
Gluten and Grain Free Turkey Meatloaf
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 large onion, finely chopped about 1 1/2 cups
- 1 pound organic ground turkey
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Saute onion in olive oil for 5 minutes, add thyme during last 2 minutes of cooking the onion. Set aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add slightly cooled onions. Mix thoroughly.
Place into baking pan and shape into a loaf. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until food thermometer reads 165 degrees.
Half way through baking, top with glaze. Combine 3 tbsp organic ketchup and 1 tbsp coconut sugar in a small bowl. Remove meatloaf from oven and top with glaze. Place meatloaf back in oven until done.
Allow meatloaf to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing.