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turkey meatloaf muffins

Veggie Paleo Turkey Meatloaf Muffins Recipe

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 120 minutes
  • Total Time: 150 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Paleo

Description

A vegetable-packed meatloaf muffin recipe, with ground turkey and ground pork. They are topped with a flavorful sugar-free tomato sauce.


Ingredients

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For the Roasted Tomato Sauce:

  • 4 Medium Fresh Tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar *
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Real Salt *

For the Meatloaf Muffins:

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion (finely diced)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 Carrots (grated)
  • 3 Mushrooms (finely diced)
  • 1 Zucchini (grated)
  • 1/8 Cup Fresh Rosemary (chopped)
  • 1/8 Cup Fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • 20 oz Ground Turkey
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk *
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Flour *
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp Real Salt *

Instructions

For the Roasted Tomato Sauce:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place the halved tomatoes, cut side up, on a greased baking sheet and drizzle the olive oil over the tops. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast the tomatoes for 1 1/2-2 hours on the top rack. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  4. Place the roasted tomatoes, honey, balsamic vinegar,tomato paste, water, apple cider vinegar, ground mustard, garlic powder and salt in a blender and puree until smooth. Use in and on top of meatloaf muffins. Can be made a day or two ahead of time.

For the Meatloaf Muffins:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a muffin tin.
  2. Heat the olive oil to medium/high in a large saute pan. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, mushrooms,zucchini, and herbs to the pan and saute for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are soft and onions are translucent.
  3. Place the sauteed vegetables in a large bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the ground turkey, pork,tomato sauce, eggs, egg whites, coconut milk, coconut flour, salt, and pepper to the vegetables and mix together very well using hands. Let sit for 5 minutes so that the coconut flour can fully absorb liquid.
  5. Divide the meat mixture into 12 portions.
  6. Shape each portion into a ball and place in well of a muffin tin. Muffins will be tall and dome shaped on top.
  7. Bake meatloaf muffins for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through.
  8. Remove from the oven and, using a spoon, lift the meatloaf muffins out of the tin onto a platter. Scrape off any fat that may have clung to the sides of the muffins.
  9. Top each muffin with a spoonful of the remaining roasted tomato sauce (make sure it is hot). Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. *Meatloaf will be wetter than a non-paleo meatloaf. It will still hold together very well and is very moist and tender.
  2. *Roasted Tomato Sauce can be made up to two days in advance and stored in the fridge until needed.
  3. *Canned coconut milk is not necessary, the carton variety will work just fine.

Keywords: Paleo, Whole30, flavorful, healthy