Paleo Meatloaf Recipe

Amanda Livesay | Fake Ginger

Paleo Meatloaf is made by the bacon draped on top. Healthy and comforting.

My husband and I have this really annoying habit of putting a “P” in front of any food that we make Paleo. We have entire conversations about picken puggets or papple pauce or, like this recipe, peatloaf.

Paleo Meatloaf Photo

(I don’t recommend this when making Paleo cornbread. That’s a good way to make things awkward real quick.)

Paleo Meatloaf Picture

This is our favorite Paleo meatloaf recipe. If you’ve never made a Paleo meatloaf before, you will not understand the level of frustration that comes with it.

You think it would be simple, right? I mean, the name "meatloaf" sounds like it would be Paleo. It’s a loaf. Of meat. How is that not Paleo?

I have tried dozens of different recipes and they’ve all turned out crumbly and dry or just plain gross. In most Paleo recipes, you use almond flour in place of the soaked bread or breadcrumbs that you would typically use in a regular meatloaf and since almond flour is denser, it just doesn’t work out.

This one does include almond flour but since I mix only 1 cup of almond flour with 2 pounds of meat, it stays nice and moist. Because of that, you can get away with using super lean ground beef if you want.

Paleo Meatloaf Image

It’s a pretty standard meatloaf recipe - just the beef, almond flour, onion, and a couple eggs. And bacon, of course.

Always bacon. Bacon inside the meatloaf and bacon on top! If you are feeling extra ambitious, I totally recommend mixing up some Paleo ketchup to go on top.

If you are lazy like me, mustard works just as well!

I usually make cauliflower mashed potatoes or cauliflower rice to serve alongside the meatloaf. Add some green veggies (Brussels sprouts or asparagus are my picks!) and it makes for really good, healthy comfort food. 

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Paleo Meatloaf Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 6 slices Bacon, Divided
  • 2 pounds Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Onion, Finely diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Fry 2 slices of bacon until crisp. Crumble and place in a mixing bowl. Reserve the bacon fat!
  3. To the mixing bowl, add ground beef, almond flour, onion, garlic, eggs, salt and pepper, and the bacon fat. Mix until everything is combined but be careful not to overmix!
  4. Transfer mixture to the baking sheet and shape into a loaf form. Top with remaining 4 slices of bacon. Cook in preheated oven for 1 hour, or until cooked through. Let rest for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


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Author: Amanda Livesay
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 75 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 268
Calories 430

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 220mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 27g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amanda Livesay

About Amanda

Amanda makes all kinds of recipes on Fake Ginger, and on more than one occasion, she'll post a super healthy paleo recipe followed by something stuffed with chocolate and covered in Funfetti frosting. We're excited to say we're getting all the healthy stuff, because Amanda's our Paleo Fanatic!

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