Weeknight Dinner – Sweet & Tangy BBQ Meatloaf {AIP, Paleo}

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I’m back and boy do I have a fun recipe for you today…
For 7 years of my life, I lived in the great state of Texas, where one of the main food groups is BBQ. Everywhere you go, you’ll find brisket or ribs or BBQ of some sort and most often this amazing smoked meat is smothered in even more amazing BBQ sauce. Even after leaving Texas behind, I still kept the BBQ tradition and you could alway find a bottle or two of sauce in my cabinets ready for a quick weeknight dinner. 

Then came AIP and my favorite go-to meals were thrown out the window as I got rid of nightshades. I tried (sometimes successfully) to make my own BBQ sauce, but I dreamt of the day when I could buy a bottle in the store and then along came “KC Natural Paleo/ AIP BBQ Sauce.” This stuff is a dream come true. It’s convenient. It’s AIP. And, it tastes great. 
And, it’s the inspiration behind this quick and easy BBQ meatloaf. This is one of those great meals for busy lives because you can mix it up and have it in the fridge ready to go, come home from work and pop it in the oven and by the time the dinner bell rings, this baby will be ready to serve. Serve alongside some roasted sweet potatoes and quick salad for a perfect family dinner.

Sweet and Tangy BBQ Meatloaf {AIP/ Paleo}
Serves: 6-8
Time: 1 hour & 10 minutes

2 pounds ground beef (grass fed) – or 1 beef & 1 pork/ lamb
1 small white onion

1/4 cup raisins
1/4 t ground cinnamon
1 t pink salt
1/2 bottle KC Natural Mastodon Sauce

– preheat oven to 375F
– finely dice the onion
– in a large mixing bowl, combine beef, onion, raisins, cinnamon, salt and 1/4 bottle of the mastodon sauce
– line a large loaf pan with parchment paper (for easy clean up)
– place the meatloaf mixture in the pan, shape into a loaf 
– pour the remaining 1/4 bottle of sauce over the top
– bake for 55-60 minutes until meatloaf pulls away from pan and middle is cooked through

**TIP – double the recipe and freeze one for an even easier meal in the future

Similar recipes AND easy side dishes to try:

Herb Roasted Carrots
Peach & Bacon Sweet Potato Salad
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
Meatballs with Strawberry Balsamic Glaze
Blueberry BBQ Sauce

** This recipe is shared on this week’s AIP Recipe Roundtable

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