It’s Paleo Week at Gluten-Free Cat. I’ve been going back to the meat dishes of my childhood. My first jump back into time was to Spaghetti and Meatballs, but the spicy, paleo, gluten-free, raw foods-influenced kind. Ha!
Today I’m sharing a special family recipe. Grandma’s Meatloaf. The gluten-free version. This wasn’t any old dry meatloaf. (I choked down many of those in my younger years.) Grandma’s meatloaf was moist, tender, and tasted of sweet apples. The smell of it cooking sends me back to my dad’s kitchen with Kafka the Siamese cat peering down at me from his perch on the refrigerator and Star Trek playing on the little black and white tv that Dad rolled into the kitchen for my viewing pleasure.
Happy childhood memories visiting my dad.
Grandma’s Apple Meatloaf
by Heather and Grandma
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 1/4 c. diced onion
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c. almond flour
- 1 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp. sage
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
3. Press meat into a loaf pan or 4 mini loaf pans. Cover with foil. Place loaf pans on a jelly roll pan to catch the juices, and place the pan in the oven.
4. Bake for 1 hour, but remove the foil for the last 10-15 minutes to brown the top.
5. Serve with a side of Star Trek.
- What is one of your favorite childhood meals?
- Share a special food related memory.
- Have you ever had moist meatloaf?
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