1 large onion, finely chopped
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
1 large carrot, finely chopped
3 teaspoons coconut oil or olive oil (divided)
3/4 cup Almond meal
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 large egg or flax egg
2 tablespoons Tomato paste (or pureed roasted peppers)
1 tablespoon GF Worcestershire sauce (or 1/8 tsp ground clove)
2 teaspoons salt (divided)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 pounds minced meat (may use any, such as pork, beef, buffalo, lamb or turkey)
Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Lightly oil 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
Sauté onion, celery and carrots in 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over moderate heat until softened. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl and stir in remaining ingredients plus 1 tsp of salt and pepper. Gently mix in mince (do not over mix or meat loaf will be tough).
Transfer meat mixture into a silicone loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted 2 inches into the center registers 70 degrees C.
Transfer meat loaf to a platter and let stand 10 minutes before slicing.