February 21, 2013

Ma! The meatloaf!

*10 points for the first person who guesses the movie quote from above! ;)

Kidding. (Focus, Stephanie.)

1 new (should I mention very healthy?) recipe
+A few simple ingredients
+4 simple steps
= a solid 10 from your husband (and yourself) and a new weeknight favorite

My version & my obvious need to work on my food photography skills...

I introduce you to Paleo Meatloaf Balls. Total game-changer in your meal planning people. Total. Game. Changer. 

Here's what you'll need:
     *yields about 25-30 balls

  • 1 lb ground beef (I used venison)
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 fist-sized sweet potato, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • coconut oil

ONE. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
TWO. Mix well using a hand mixer.
THREE. Roll into golf ball-sized meatballs.
FOUR. Coat bottom of baking dish with coconut oil & bake for 15-20 minutes on 375.

And that's about as easy as they come, y'all. Serve with two fresh veggies (I opted for steamed broccoli & brussel spouts) and ennnnnjoy! We prefer to dip ours in ketchup but to each his own. :)

Added bonus: you should have PLENTY left for lunch and/or dinner the following day(s) and any recipe that makes enough for leftovers is a total win in this girl's book!

Shameless plug: feel free to pin this to make for later. I promise you will not be disappointed! (Oh, and if you're not following me on the ol' Pinterest, get at me, k? @mrsstephhoward)
For next week's project, I'm taking a poll! In your comment, let me know what types of projects do you prefer to see on here. DIY home decor? Recipes? Outfit post? Beauty tip (hair, nails, makeup, etc)? YOU TELL ME! Whichever topic wins is what I'll do for my project next Thursday. Deal? Deal!
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  1. love that you lead with a Wedding Crashers quote haha, these look delicious, nice to see some meatballs that don't require breadcrumbs!

  2. This looks good. I am seriously considering going paleo but I am having a hard time adjusting to no beans!!

  3. These look tasty! I'm pinning for later ;) We love meatloaf in our house. And now I'm gonna be shouting "MA! The MEATLOAF!" all day. Just kidding...my coworkers probably would give me the side-eye ;)

  4. Today is my first link up with you! So happy that I actually did a project haha.
    Thanks for the link up!

  5. Those look so yummy. I am all about not using breadcrumbs. Pinning fo' sho. I heart Wedding Crashers quotes! Love that movie, and Vince Vaughn.

  6. I love your DIY home decor/ crafts. I actually copied your BFF mugs and made them for my friend in CA before my blogging days. Thank you for the great idea :)

  7. Those look so yummy! Question about condiments...do you use regular ketchup (it's not YF, right?) or do you get a special kind? I love your recipe posts, so that's my vote. :)

  8. Those look delicious! I think I'm going to have to try those next week!!

  9. Love seeing your healthy recipes and that you actually vouch that they taste good! ha. You had me at meat & sweet potatoes! Definitely Pinning this.

  10. Can I call these meatballs? Meatloaf grosses me out. LOL

  11. Thank YOU so much for the recipe!! E and I are trying to do a "paleo" meal about twice a week, and I've been wondering how to make meatloaf, without the crackers and all that jazz :) Can't wait to try it!

  12. Love meatloaf recipes! I have a similar one from skinny taste & I made it YF! Would love to see a home DIY project next week!!!

  13. Umm yes. Pinning this now! My mouth is seriously watering now. Is it time for lunch yet? :)

  14. Can you make meatballs out of turkey? Would that taste good? lol!

  15. I've never seen a meat loaf recipe with sweet potato in it, but this looks delicious! And for next week...I vote a DIY for the house. I always love a good home decorating project.

  16. Trying these tonight! They look delicious.

    I typically like to see recipes... I guess because I'm more likely to do them, but I also love all of your home decor stuff! So this probably doesn't help you much.. haha, sorry!

  17. OMG I love this idea! I do Pinterest recipes all the time, next time I will definitely link up!

    My vote: DIY home decor


  18. YUM! Those look amazing. My hubby would love this...I'll have to pin it so I remember to make it once we can begin incorporating sweet potatoes into our diet again! :)

    We are on day 5 of yeast free and feeling great. Honestly, I was expecting it to be really challenging...but it hasn't been. Mean, veggies, and soon fruit --those things are able to create delicious meals, so we've really been enjoying the variety. (just had roasted eggplant for the first time the other day...awesome!)

    Thanks for introducing me to this lifestyle!

  19. Okay I know you already got this but Wedding Crashers! Love that movie!

  20. Pinned this and TOTALLY trying this!!!! It looks so yummy! Food pins are my faaaaav ya know :)

  21. These were amazing! My husband loved them as well. They'll definitely be going into my dinner rotation!


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