Holy balls. I can barely walk today. I did pistols the other day. No I didn’t shoot things, I did one legged squats. Guns kinda scare me. But seriously, if you want your ass to feel like someone literally took a slab of muscle out of your donk, used a tenderizer on it, then put it back in your body…do pistols. That doesn’t sound fun? Well, if my ass hurts this bad (especially considering it’s size), there has to be some kind of muscle gains from this movement, right? My hopes are that my butt is going to look like gold starting tomorrow. I’m going to look in the mirror and it’s just going to bounce back at me. That didn’t make sense. But you know what I mean. Probably not.

As I’ve become more and more into CrossFit over this year and a half, I’ve noticed I look at guys butts more often. I used to never notice that sh*t. Nor did I notice the size of their calves. Now I always look at both. I feel like a guy. But butt size and calf size often say a lot about a man’s workout routine. In turn, it says a lot of their personality. You see, I hang around some pretty good looking guys, with great calves AND butts, so I’m often judgmental with other guys I meet. Do I sound like a b*tch? Totally do. But that’s besides the point. I just like a great butt, ok?

Speaking of beef cakes, I love meatloaf. So it was about time to make a new meatloaf recipe. Meat in loaf form just makes more sense. And seems to be more fun to eat. It really makes no sense but it does in my mind. But you all have seen what my mind is capable of. I just love ground meat. I plan on making a new chili recipe every day next week. I’m gonna have a balls ton of food at my house. You excited? Me too. Wanna come over and have a dinner date?? See you soon.

By the way, I’m sitting on a lacrosse ball at a coffee shop right now. Inappropriate? Maybe to some. To me it means some newly flexibly hamstrings so I can walk again. K bye.

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Paleo Southwest Meatloaf

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  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I used Cholula)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fat (I used olive oil)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a large skillet under medium-high heat, add fat and minced garlic to the oil. Once the garlic has become fragrant, add your green pepper, red pepper, and onions.
  3. Cook until onions are translucent then remove from heat.
  4. Add your meat, egg, almond flour, spices, hot sauce, and cooked veggies to a large bowl. Mix together.
  5. Place meat mixture in two bread loaf pans (at least they’re useful for something) and pat down.
  6. Cook for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Top with guac!! Consume

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  1. Misty says:

    Absolutely delicious! You have a new fan:)

  2. Barbara says:

    I made this tonight and love it! I put it in one bread pan ( 9 x 5) so it took about 47 minutes to cook. Delicious!

  3. Deedee Smith says:

    Juli, I just wanted to say I made this your meatloaf for supper tonight and it was fabulous! Which I have done several of your recipes but being in a house with a hubby and a 17 year old son that’s not paleo, not one gripe and even got a high five from the teenager! Will be making this on a regular bases now! You freakin’ Rock!

  4. Rachel says:

    Loved this! Cooked it in muffin tins and froze leftover portions for easy lunch box meals (I’m a teacher). I even made my own almond flour which was a bit coarse, but worked! Thanks for sharing. I usually hate meatloaf, but I am SO glad I tried this recipe. I even shared it with my foodie sister, who has banging culinary skills (I cook salad), and she loved it too!

  5. Sarah says:

    This was delicious!! I never would have thought to serve it with guacamole.!!

  6. Quinbee says:

    I am no cook but find it necessary if I want to eat delicious healthier food. Anyway, made this. Ate it with guac. Was delicious.

  7. Harley says:

    This is probably one of the best meatloaf recipes I’ve ever found! Oh, by the way, my wife & son will not let me make any other meatloaf than this one. It’s always requested. The only thing I change up from time to time is the meat mixtures with 50/50 Beef/Pork, Beef/Chicken, or Beef/Chorizo. Thanks for the great recipe!

  8. Paula says:

    I thought it was ok. My husband disliked it very much and he pretty much eats anything. It does not taste like reg. meatloaf and I think that’s what he was expecting. with the spices and peppers more of a mexican dish.

  9. Jocelyne says:

    I’ve got this in the oven right now – can’t wait to try it! Just wondering how many servings this makes?

    1. juli says:

      about 4

  10. Cris says:

    Just but “the paleo kitchen” and so far i am in love…the cauliflower soup? Freaking omg? Me and my “meatetarian” husband have been eating it everyday for the last 6 days. Just pre-ordered your latest book. Anyways, to my question: i am about to make this recipe with three pounds of turkey ground beef and plan on doubling evry ingredient but idk about the coconut flour since i am new to baking with it….should i double it as well??

    1. Cris says:

      Meant “just bought”