Meatloaf Balls – Paleo & Whole30 approved

Kids are funny!  They’ll scarf down a meal at the dinner table, even ask for seconds or THIRDS, but tell them what’s in it and all of a sudden they act like I just killed the cat!  I remember secretly hiding chopped spinach in some salisbury steak one night and both of my boys DEVOURED them….like three helpings each.  As my son rubs his belly and licks his lips, he spots a brownish-green smidge of something in his last remaining bite.  He yelled, “MOM!!!  What did you put in the meat?”  After I told him what it was, he then proceeded to proclaim that I ruined the dinner…so gross!  HUH?!  You just ate THREE servings, silly boy!

My kids are also not huge meatloaf eaters.  Really?  It’s like a hamburger in a loaf pan!  What’s the big deal???  Well, never fear, boys.  I’ll fool you yet!  I’ll take that same recipe, roll them into balls and voila!  A dish you both can’t help but laugh at when I say we are eating balls for dinner (omg…are you guys two?!)


2 lbs. grass fed ground beef

1/3 cup ground almond flour

1 egg


1/2 cup tomato sauce

1/4 cup onion, diced


Mix all ingredients together in bowl and form into ball-shaped patties.  Place on cookie sheet.  Bake on 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Remove from oven, add dollop of ketchup (for Whole30 approved, use ketchup recipe found in Whole30 book)…I prefer True Made Foods Ketchup that is made from real ingredients when not on the Whole30 plan.  Cook for additional 5 minutes.



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  1. Thanks a lot to share your receipies ! Even if I know that we eat very well in France ti discover other recepies is always very interesting ! (sorry for my bat english 🙂 )

  2. These are soooo good! Even the ”non meatloaf/meatball” eaters in my family devoured them…so much so that there were barely any left over for lunch the next day!

    1. Oh yeah!!! I love it when you all come back and give me a thumbs up report that the family enjoyed the recipe! Thank you!!!