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Italian Paleo Meatloaf Recipe

paleo meatloaf

Recipe & Photos courtesy of Gabriella Mezanava, Beyond The Bite

Meatloaf is one of those classic dishes that isn’t overly complicated. It makes a lot of favorite lists and offers a hearty meal for a family. Paleo meatloaf can be an extremely versatile dish that allows for some veggies and packs in a lot of flavor.

If you like extra moist paleo meatloaf, lean grass-fed beef can be mixed with a little ground pork or bacon. Watch your cooking times so it’s not overcooked and enjoy a delicious meal that is sure to become a family favorite.

Our thanks to Chef Gabriella Mezanava for sharing this delicious family dish. We hope you enjoy!

Recipe Author: Gabriella Mezanava, Beyond The Bite

US Wellness Shopping List: Grass-fed Ground Beef

Serves: 4-6


  • 1 lb ground grass-fed beef
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup canned sweet potato puree 
  • 1/2 cup green plantain puree (from 1 plantain)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp ground rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
paleo meatloaf
Recipe & Photo courtesy of Gabriella Mezanava, Beyond The Bite


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel and puree plantain until smooth in a food processor fitted with the “S” blade.
  3. Add in canned sweet potato, letting run until fully combined.
  4. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine ground beef, herbs, garlic, onion, and sea salt.
  5. Add in pureed vegetables, mixing together until fully incorporated.
  6. Squish meat into a loaf pan.
  7. On a lined baking sheet, flip the loaf pan over, allowing the meatloaf to invert on the sheet.
  8. Place meatloaf on baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven, slice to desired thickness, and serve


If you do not have canned sweet potato puree on hand, simply boil or steam 2 oz peeled sweet potato until fork tender, pureeing in a food processor until smooth or mashing with a potato masher.
Canned pumpkin or butternut squash can also replace the sweet potato.

Gabriella Schneider

Meet The Chef

Our thanks to Gabriella Mezanava, certified chef, writer, and science lover for sharing her recipe. Gabriella uses diet, lifestyle, and personal primal knowledge to overcome the odds of healing from chronic Lyme Disease. See Gabriella’s blog, Beyond the Bite 4 Life, for more information.

“While there may not be an one-stop cure for the damaging effects that untreated, neurological Lyme had in my body since a young age, I believe that through Christ all things are possible.  No illness, trial, or circumstance in life defines who one is, rather shapes them into all that they are meant to be.”

Check out Gabriella’s e-book, Organ Meat Makeover, for recipes, AIP dietary tips, FAQs and more!