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Entertain Meatloaf Style

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Once I found out last minute that we were having company for dinner — it happens a lot in our house — and I had planned on making meatloaf for dinner. I took out my bundt pans and turned this simple recipe into a gourmet meal.

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Notes

Special Equipment: 1 large bundt pan or 2 mini bundt pans

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell peper, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, ground
  • 2 Pounds ground turkey or ground beef
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 Cup paleo-friendly ketchup, plus extra for serving
  • Cooking Spray or Coconut Oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. Sauté the onions, red pepper, and carrot for about 5 minutes, then add in garlic for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat add in all the spices, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and stir together, let cool for about 5 minutes

In a large bowl add ground turkey and loosen with a fork. Add the 2 eggs, salt and pepper and combine with the fork. Add the mixture from the pan into the bowl and combine well

In a small bowl, add the remainder tablespoon of paste and ¼ cup of ketchup and mix well. It will be a little think.

Coat 1 large bundt pan or 2 mini bundt pans with cooking spray or oil. Take the ketchup mixture and line the bottom on the bundt pan. Divide meatloaf mixture between the bundt pan and press down firmly.

Place the meatloaf on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes if using 2 mini bundt pans, and for 40-45 minutes if using 1 large bundt pan. The internal temperature of the meatloaf should be 160 degrees.

Let the meatloaf rest for at least 10 minutes after taking it out of the place it in a bowl with a spoon for individual serving.