Where the hell have I been all your life? I know you’re asking yourself that since I haven’t posted in almost a week. Sad, sad day. But I’m back! In full force. Internet was down last week and oven is still broken, so it’s been a bit difficult to actually cook then post anything. But now that I can post, let’s sum up the weekend.

I wanted to dress up, look cute, dance, and get a guys number. Well none of the above occurred. I don’t know why I think that will actually happen. Or why I would ever want a guys number from a bar. Or why I would ever decide to wear heels downtown. As soon as the heels went on, and I walked 8 blocks to the Rio, I was doomed. My feet hurt so bad that I literally snuck away from my friends, got a taxi, and went home to make almond meal pancakes. My lord, I’m such a bore. They were delicious though. Friday nights are just way more fun to me when they are filled with paleo pancakes and the Food Network. I’m going to be alone forever. Sh*t.

Ok, but here is the REALLY important bit of info I have for you. I have this stuff called 13 year old pre-pubescent boy acne. I am 23 years old and I just recently got acne. It’s stupid. Anywho, my doctor put me on some intense antibiotics that have some freaky possible side effects. You don’t want to even know what they are. Trust me. But the main thing is….dun dun dun….I’m not allowed to have dairy while on these pills. Oops, I had greek yogurt last night. Whoopsies, just remembered that. Back to the point though, that means I’m not allowed to have heavy cream in my morning/afternoon/night americanos. O.M.G. life just isn’t worth living at this point. Ok, that’s a bit dramatic. I’ve been drinking them with coconut milk instead and have been quite content. Especially since I’ve been getting my americanos at Kaladi Coffee in the D.U. area. If you haven’t tried their coffee yet, YOU NEED TO. So awesome. I’m actually sitting in here right this very second. Look at that heavy cream staring at me. The guy here knew my order…I’ve obviously been in here more than once. The barista knows my drug of choice: an adorable cup of heavy cream. You have no idea how many times I’ve looked at that cup and thought about drinking it.

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Paleo Savory Sweet Potato Meatloaf

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  • 2.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 sweet potato, shredded
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1lb uncured bacon
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Time to get your meatloaf ‘insides’ ingredients going. So take 1/2 of the 1lb of bacon and chop it up into bite size pieces. Add to a deep saute pan and begin to cook down. Once the fat has began to rise, add your chopped onions and raisins to the pan to cook with the bacon.
  3. While those ingredients cook together, shred your sweet potato either in your food processor with the shredding attachment or with a shredder.
  4. Once the bacon is cooked through, the onions are slightly translucent, and the raisins have begun to bloat (you’ll see what I mean) add them to a large bowl along with all other ingredients: beef, sweet potatoes, almond meal, eggs, and all seasonings.
  5. Now use your hands to get dirty. Mix all ingredients thoroughly together and press meat into 2-3 bread loaf pans. I get the disposable ones because then there is no clean up. I’m dirty enough as it is.
  6. Top off the meatloaf with the extra slices of bacon.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

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  1. Jerrod says:

    I’ve died and gone to heaven! This turned out perfectly! Better than expected actually. I’ve tried multiple recipes from this blog, and loved them all. I love this one enough to actually leave a comment!

    2 loafs should last me a while. And I will look forward to each meal I have now this week!

  2. Dana says:

    This is by far the best meatloaf I’ve ever had. I recommend this recipe to all of my friends and they love it just as much. The touch of cinnamon brings everything together and brings out the savoriness (is that a real word?) of the dish.

    I put the meat into muffin tins to make mini-meatloafs, so I have perfect lunch portions everyday.

  3. Barb says:

    Any recommendations for substituting the egg? My daughter is allergic. Thanks!

  4. Laura says:

    Amazon! Extremely savory and definitely a keeper in our house.

  5. Becky says:

    Has anyone tried a crockpot version?

  6. Gina says:

    Can you prep and freeze this ahead of time? Or should I cook it and freeze fully cooked?

    1. juli says:

      I would freeze fully cooked first

  7. Susan H says:

    We had this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I had only 2 pounds of ground beef so I added 1/2 pound chorizio which added a depth of spice and flavor! This recipe reminds me of my Grandmother’s stuffed cabbage. Thank you for bringing a favorite flavor to a paleo recipe!!

  8. Steve says:

    Can you sub coconut flour for almond flour? My wife has a nut allergy.

    1. juli says:

      you can’t sub it 1:1, it will come out dry and disgusting. you may be able to use less to absorb some mixture and it keep it together but i haven’t tried

      1. Steve says:

        That’s what I thought. What about tapioca or arrowroot etc?

        1. juli says:


          1. Steve Rubin says:

            Just wanted to follow up with you on how my meatloaf turned out. Added a “log” of chorizo to the ground beef and used a 1/4 cup of coconut flower. Turned out perfectly. BEST MEATLOAF EVER!!! Thanks so much for actually responding to our comments.

  9. Shannon says:

    This is our regular meatloaf! I have been making it for a couple years now. Because I follow the Aoutimmune version of Paleo I omit the eggs and almond meal. Holds together great and is delicious! One time I accidentally chopped up all the bacon and just mixed it in with the meatloaf, with none leftover for the top. It came out fabulous and meets my ultra lazy need for quick and easy. 😉 I get calls from my kid’s friends parents asking what raisin meatloaf is and wanting the recipe. Huge hit with everyone! Thanks for our favorite family dinner 😀

  10. Eva says:

    Just saw a repost (MyPaleoPal) of your recipe and came to check it out!
    You had me laughing out loud with your paragraph about going out… “Friday nights are just way more fun to me when they are filled with paleo pancakes and the Food Network.” I’m so with you!!!
    And of course, can’t wait to make the meatloaf, loving the sound of the addition of sweet potato and raisins.
    Thanks <3