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Laura’s Favorite Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf Recipe, Laura Bruner Recipe

One of my husband’s favorite meals of all time is meatloaf. So, the pressure was on to make this one right (spoiler alert: I did).

Knowing the recipe was coming and also seeking to avoid waste whenever possible, I’ve been saving any extra sourdough from the loaves I bake, cutting them into cubes, and freezing them for future bread crumbs, croutons, or bread pudding.

Are you baking sourdough yet? Find my super simple guide here. You’ll also find resources and books filled with more delicious recipes in my sourdough shop. Happy baking!

Back to meatloaf. This recipe is loaded with nourishment from grass-fed organ meats from US Wellness Meats, lots of local veggies, and home-baked sourdough. Plus, it’s packed with flavor, and it’s SO moist.

For me, a dry meatloaf is a hard no, so I was especially relieved when my first attempt at this recipe was as moist and flavorful as I could have possibly hoped. We enjoyed it three nights in a row, and it still didn’t get old. We even created a fabulous meatloaf sandwich: a slice with melty cheese and a little extra ketchup toasted up between two slices of fresh sourdough. In my 5-year-old daughter’s words, it was “BOMB!”


Laura’s Favorite Meatloaf

Recipe By: Laura Bruner | My Radical Roots

Servings: 8-10

Time: 1+ hours

Difficulty: Moderate

USWM Shopping List: Ground Beef with Kidney, Heart, and Liver, Butter


  • 1.5 pounds 75% lean ground beef with kidney, heart, and liver
  • 1 cup sourdough bread crumbs*
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme – optional: sprinkle of black pepper (we are not pepper people)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup no sugar added ketchup
  • Topping: 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon coconut aminos


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F, spread cauliflower on a pan, and bake for 15-20 minutes to remove excess moisture
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot on medium high heat, add butter and onions, stirring until cooked through and translucent. Then add garlic and carrot, and stir, cooking until fragrant. Now, add ground beef and spices, continuing to stir and break apart beef until cooked through and evenly mixed.
  3. Move to a large bowl.
  4. Add remaining ingredients (but not topping items) to the bowl and mix it up (I like to use my hands) until fully combined.
  5. Add a little butter to a 9×5 loaf baking pan, and press in your meatloaf.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes at 350.
  7. Then, remove, mix up topping ingredients and spread evenly over the top.
  8. Now, return to the oven and bake for another 25-30 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven, let cool for 15 -20 minutes, and Enjoy!

Enjoy friends! I hope you enjoy this one. If you do, I’d love to hear about it! Comment below or tag me on social media. Sending love and nourishment, now and always!


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