Cremini Mushroom Meatloaf

Are you ready for some comfort food people? Our oven-baked cremini mushroom meatloaf dinner aims only to satisfy. A healthy combination of: 

  • minced cremini mushrooms, 
  • fresh and dried seasoning, 
  • almond flour and 
  • tomato sauce 

And voila a delicious masterpiece is created. The accompanying sides add a paleo twist with mashed cauliflower which is rich in vitamin C. Plus, our sauteed broccoli provides the healthy whole30 component. As the icing on top, in an hour and 15 minutes, you can have your cremini mushroom meatloaf and its side servings. Let’s get started!  

Cremini Mushroom Meatloaf

Nothing says comfort food like an oven-baked meatloaf and mashed potatoes. This Paleo version ditches the potatoes for vitamin-c rich herbed mashed cauliflower for a stick to your ribs dinner that satisfies! 

Cremini Mushroom Meatloaf

Health Benefits Of Cremini Mushrooms

Want to know what’s so special about cremini mushrooms? Listen up cause they:

  • Are a good source of vitamins and minerals which fight chronic diseases.
  • Decrease the body’s ability to produce blood vessels which fuel the growth of cancerous tumors.
  • Help to boost the immune system to reduce fatigue and muscle weakness.
  • Act as fuel for the brain to reduce brain fog and prevent symptoms which contributes to decision fatigue.

 

Nutrition Facts For Cremini Mushrooms 

Nutritional facts which may surprise you about these tasty mushrooms are:

  • Rich in potassium, pantothenic acid, and potassium.
  • Contain additional minerals such as copper, selenium, thiamine, zinc, and niacin.
  • Low in calories.
  • Rich in protein and carbohydrates.
  • A source of vitamin D and vitamin B6.

Why You Should Eat More Cremini Mushrooms

Have a look at a few other reasons why you should consider increasing your intake of these healthy mushrooms:

  • Protects from gut-related ailments such as leaky gut syndrome
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Prevents oxidative injury
  • Restores one of the body’s most abundant minerals – potassium!

Cremini Mushroom Meatloaf

Versatility Of Cremini Mushrooms In Recipes

Our recipe calls for the cremini mushrooms to be sauteed with onions, garlic, with olive oil in a skillet. Then this flavorful sauteed mixture is then added to lean ground beef, egg, flour, and additional seasonings to create our meatloaf delight. As an added benefit our meal prep containers have the ideal compartment divisions to enhance the visual appeal of your meal. Awesome, right!

However, these ‘Royal Trumpet’ as they are sometimes called, are rather versatile. They may be:

  • Baked
  • Grilled
  • Sauteed
  • Used raw in salads
  • Dried and ground into a powder to be used in a variety of recipes

Cremini Mushroom Meatloaf

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How Cremini Mushrooms Add Flavor To A Recipe 

These mushrooms have a mild earthy taste which is rich and excites the taste buds! Yummy!

Why Cremini Mushrooms Are A Good Swap For Meat

These mushrooms are a great boost in assisting those who wish to transition to vegan living. When you love meat, it’s a natural desire, at first, to indulge in the occasional meaty experience. Well, cremini mushrooms provide that meaty texture and are often referred to as the ‘poor man’s steak’. How about that nickname to just make using it as a meat option a perfect fit.

Why not indulge in this mushroom substitute which provides the flavor of meat, you love, but with a healthier combination of minerals and vitamins? Eat your way to health and create your cremini mushroom meatloaf, today!

And yes, MPOF has a few other mushroom recipes available for you to experiment with as you adopt a healthy lifestyle. Check out this amazing breakfast mushroom recipe! What’s your take on cremini mushrooms? We’d love to know.

Cremini Mushroom Meatloaf

Cremini Mushroom Meatloaf Ingredients:

For Meatloaf 

  • 1 lb. 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1/2 cup minced white onion 
  • 1 cup minced cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic 
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour 
  • 1 tsp dried basil 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt 
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper 
  • 1 cup tomato sauce 

For Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes 

  • 6 cups cauliflower florets 
  • 2 tbsp melted ghee 
  • 1 tsp minced garlic 
  • 1 tsp dried chives 
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 

For Baby Broccoli

  • 10 oz. baby broccoli, trimmed 
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • sea salt and pepper to taste 

Cremini Mushroom Meatloaf

Cremini Mushroom Meatloaf

Nothing says comfort food like an oven-baked meatloaf and mashed potatoes. This Paleo version ditches the potatoes for vitamin-c rich herbed mashed cauliflower for a stick to your ribs dinner that satisfies!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, paleo, whole30
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 554kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

For Meatloaf

  • 1 lb. 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup minced cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup minced white onion
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup tomato sauce

For Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 tbsp melted ghee
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

For Baby Broccoli

  • 10 oz. baby broccoli trimmed
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400ºF and line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet and add onions. Sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and mushrooms, sauté 5 minutes longer. Cool 5 minutes.
  • Combine ground beef, mushroom mixture, egg, almond flour, oregano, basil, sea salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl and use hands to thoroughly combine. Form mixture into an oval loaf shape on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with 1/4 cup tomato sauce and bake for 50 minutes.
  • While meatloaf bakes, boil cauliflower florets in 4 cups of water until fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain cauliflower and transfer to the food processor along with ghee, chives, garlic, and sea salt. Blend until smooth.
  • Heat ghee over medium heat in a medium skillet for 2 minutes. Add broccoli and sauté for 6 minutes, turning once.
  • Cool meatloaf at room temperature for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve alongside mashed cauliflower and broccoli with extra tomato sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.8g | Protein: 31.5g | Fat: 37.1g
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