Not Your Ordinary Meatloaf

I realized today that in exactly two weeks it will be the end of Lent.  That means we will have completed the Whole30 + 10.  It doesn’t seem like it has been that long.  We’ve eaten more than our share of roasted cauliflower and broccoli but sister has kept the menus diverse enough that we haven’t burned out on them.

What do we typically eat in a week?  Thank you for asking.  For breakfast sister will make some sort of scrambled egg and spinach concoction or have a bowl of fruit with almond or cashew butter with nuts sprinkled over the top.  I do NOT do eggs.  I’ll have a piece of meat like turkey sausage or pounded pork chop with sausage seasoning and a vegetable or an avocado.

Lunch and supper are nearly identical, a meat and vegetables either as separate dishes or a one-pot meal.  Or, perhaps we’ll have our meat on top of a nice green salad.  My last salad had meatloaf crumbled over the top and it was delicious.

Meats include ground beef, ground turkey, chicken and pork chops.  In addition to raw salad vegetables, we’ve had potatoes and onions, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, summer squash, zucchini, spaghetti squash, cabbage, green beans and brussels sprouts to name a few.

Once a week we have a smorgasbord of leftovers.  It’s time to cook and prep the next few days’ meals and we have to clean out the refrigerator.  This can mean some gnarly looking combinations but the only thing that has disagreed with me to date is chili and roasted vegetables.  Sister liked it but I didn’t particularly care for it; it certainly did not like me.

Some of sister’s recipes are carefully researched.  Some are made up off the cuff like this meatloaf.  She took what was on hand and picked out spices that were interesting to her at the time.  I was in charge of documenting as she never writes down what she did and never does anything the same way twice. 

Of course, I forgot to take a picture of the finished product.

I told her if it turned out it would make the blog.  It was good, y’all.  We hope you enjoy. 

Pork and Chicken Meatloaf

A new twist on an old favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 whole onion, diced
  • 4 cloves pressed garlic
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Spray the bottom of a 9 x 11 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine ingredients in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  • Move mixture to the baking dish and shape into a loaf.
  • Bake for 2 hours.

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