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Mediterranean Meatloaf

Mediterranean Meatloaf

Mediterranean Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup sundried tomatoes finely chopped
  • ¼ cup pitted black olives
  • ¼ cup of pitted green olives
  • 3 Tbsp. ground flax seeds (flax meal) mixed with 3 Tbsp.
  • 1 pound of grass fed and grass finished ground beef
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 4 halves of sundried tomatoes
  • 1 bag 8oz of small red potatoes/sweet potatoes (or recommend substituting a veggie like Brussel sprouts or broccoli or cauliflower etc.)  each cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 whole onion chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme crushed
  • 1 bag 8oz of fresh green beans

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°

  2. If you are using a metal baking pan line the bottom with parchment paper. For glass or porcelain pans pour a little oil in the bottom of the pan.

  3. In a large bowl combine the egg, cilantro, finely chopped onion, 2 cloves of minced garlic, ¼ cup of finely chopped sundried tomatoes, flax meal, ground beef, turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper.

  4. Mix well. Shape meat into four round loaves and place in ½ of the prepared baking pan.

  5. Cover each mini meatloaf with a halved sundried tomato.

  6. Wash and dry your large bowl. Place in the chopped onions, potatoes, oil, green beans, the rest of the garlic, black olives and thyme.  Add a pinch of salt.  Mix well.

  7. Place vegetable mixture in the other half of the prepared baking pan.

  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until loves reach 160°F and vegetables are tender.

  9. Allow the Mediterranean Meatloaf to rest about 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free! Oh So Tasty! And Good for you too!

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant that improves brain health and helps fight disease.

Garlic is full of vitamins and nutrients, it helps reduce blood pressure and helps you detoxify.

Grass-fed and finished beef contains more vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) than grain fed beef all of which help fight diseases.

Seasonal green beans are a great source of vitamin C, Vitamin K, fiber and folate.

Onions are anti-bacterial anti-oxidants that fight cancer and help your heart.

Tomatoes contain anti-oxidants lycopene, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and helps fight heart disease.

Red potato skin contains iron, potassium, vitamins and fiber.

Flax seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids, cancer fighting lignans, fiber and minerals.

Olives are high in vitamin E, antioxidants  and healthy fats that combat inflammation and heart disease.

This dish is also great with grass-fed and finished ground lamb!


References

by-living-health

Recipe by Living Health