This recipe was inspired by a great crockpot paleo site called paleopot. Joe and I both love meatloaf and hadn't had it in a while. This is not your traditional meatloaf, but it's really yummy! When I see these recipes online, I think about what I like about it and how I can make it even better! Most of the time, it's a success. I have had a few trial and error type meals, but hey! Cooking is an art. Sometimes you learn as you go. Speaking of trial and error... Joe went to trader joes the other night and they now have full fat coconut milk. I opened a can (recipe to come soon, don't worry!) and omg. Deee-lish!!! I could have sat there and ate it out of the can! Joe also picked up ghost pepper chilli powder. I can't wait to try it!
- 2lbs ground beef
- 2 onions
- 2 stalks of celery
- A few cloves of garlic
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Pork jerk seasoning (From Penzys spices. I know this is beef. But it's good!)
- Pickles (make sure to read the back label! They like to add high fructose corn syrup in these!)
- Ketchup (another thing to beware of. Lots of added stuff. I make my own!)
- Few slices of cooked bacon
- Jalapeños (optional)
- Throw your ground beef in a mixing bowl. Cut up one onion, a few cloves of garlic, and the celery. Mix into the meat.
- Add your spices. When I add spices, I always go by taste. If you want a more specific measurement, I would say adding about a 1/2 table spoon of each would suffice. (Minus the jerk seasoning.... This is honestly how hot you want it!)
- After meat is mixed, divide up into 3 equal balls. Add one ball, flattened (not too thin!) to the bottom of the crockpot.
- On top, add a layer of sliced onions, jalapeños, pickles, and the kale on top. Feel free to mix and match toppings! Add mushrooms, peppers, the sky is the limit!! Experiment :)
- Next, add another meat ball on top and squish it down. Try and tuck the toppings from below inside. On top of this layer add all the same topping but I also added the bacon on here. Yum.
- Take the final meat ball and put it over the topping once again, making sure all the toppings are inside the meat. Coat the top with some ketchup, sprinkle on some salt and pepper and your done!
- 6-8 hrs on low and your dinner will be done!