swedish meatloaf | paleo recipe of the week

Recently I bought the most awesome book;
Primal Cravings
by husband wife crossfit duo Megan & Brandon Keatley.
It’s endorsed by Mark Sisson, one of the godfathers of the modern paleo movement, so you know it’s going to be great!


Last night I created my first recipe from it’s pages…the only issue is that all the recipe measurements are in Imperial metrics, so I have to convert each ingredient to metric. I think I’m going to be writing all over my book!

Swedish Meatloaf

Swedish Meatloaf
Swedish Meatloaf


For the meatloaf

  • 1 pound ground pork (aka 500g pork mince)
  • 1 pound ground beef (aka 500g beef mince)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, grated (aka 1/2 large brown onion)
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the sweet & sour cherry jam

  • 12 ounce bag frozen cherries (aka 500g bag of frozen cherries)
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350°F (aka 175-180°C).

Place all of the meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl and using your handy-dandy hands, mix to combine thoroughly.

Shape the mixture into a loaf and plop it into a standard loaf pan.

Bake until cooked through, about 45 minutes to an hour.

Meanwhile, combine the jam ingredients into a small sauce pot. Bring to a simmer and let cook until the liquids have reduced by about a third. Use a fork or potato masher to smash up the cherries.

Serve the meatloaf topped with the cherry jam.

I served mine with cauliflower mash and roasted brussel sprouts & more cauliflower.
I served mine with cauliflower mash and roasted brussel sprouts & more cauliflower.

Recipe from Primal Cravings cook book.

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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