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Every mom needs a good meatloaf recipe up her sleeve because who doesn’t like meatloaf? So here’s mine, a Whole30 Classic Meatloaf!

Whole30 Classic Meatloaf

My kids absolutely love it when I make this Whole30 Classic Meatloaf and serve it with my Whole30 Mashed Potatoes. Everyone leaves the table full and happy, and nobody would ever know that it’s Whole30 compliant! WIN!

If you like this Whole30 Classic Meatloaf, try my Mini BBQ Meatloaves for a simple, easy dinner!

Whole30 Classic Meatloaf
5 from 26 votes

Whole30 Classic Meatloaf

A delicious, gluten-free Meat Loaf recipe that the whole family will enjoy!
Servings: 6 People


For the Meatloaf:

  • 2 cups finely diced yellow onion about 1 large onion
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup almond flour

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. crystals hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and thyme and saute until tender, about 7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the tomato paste and coconut aminos. Set aside to let cool.
  • When cool, place ground beef, almond flour, 2 beaten eggs, and plenty of salt and pepper (to taste) in a bowl. Pour the onion mixture on top , and mix lightly with a fork. Don't mash or the meat loaf will be dense.
  • Shape the mixture into a rectangular loaf on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine all of the "for the sauce" ingredients, stir to combine.
  • Spread the sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 350°F, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf reads 155°F. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Make thick slices to serve.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Servings: 6 People


Photography by Eat Love Eats.


Welcome! I’m Alex.

I’m a food lover sharing healthy, simple, delicious, recipes from my kitchen to yours. Here you’ll find lots of Whole30, lots of healthy, and a little indulgence here and there because…it’s all about balance y’all!

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  1. 5 stars
    This was so delicious! I unfortunately didn’t have any onion but it still turned out amazing without it. I did add onion powder but only because I didn’t have the onion. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    I was looking for a good Whole30 meatloaf recipe and I luckily found this one! The 5 stars caught my attention. Made it last night for hubby and I and it is delicious. I did add minced carrot, yellow pepper and celery along with the minced onion to total the 2 cups needed (only because I had them sitting on the counter from a previous recipe I was making). Since it’s just the 2 of us I made the recipe and then halved into 2 loafs and froze one. Will be putting this into the weekly rotation.

    1. for this- you want just classic canned tomato sauce (not a marinara). It would be next to the canned tomatoes/tomato paste at the store.