Not your Mama’s Meatloaf!

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Not your Mama’s Meatloaf!

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| By Samantha Gladish |

This is NOT your Mama’s Meatloaf!!! It’s Mini Meatloaf Masterpieces!

Most people turn their noises to the thought of meatloaf but I can promise you this recipe will have you wanting more…and more…and more! These meaty protein-packed muffins are done in half the time of a traditional meatloaf. I highly recommend purchasing top quality beef, non gmo and antibiotic free. Good quality meat makes all the difference in your recipes and in your performance in the gym and in the game! Best part is this recipe is perfectly portioned and great for freezing.


Meat Muffins:

  • 2  organic eggs
  • 1 can organic tomato paste
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp of your fav hot sauce (I used sriracha)
  • 2 pounds organic ground beef
  • 1 cup wheat free rolled oats (does not have to be wheat free, but recommended)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped


  • 1/4 cup sucanat (or organic brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup organic ketchup
  • 1 tbsp organic dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish (optional)
Preheat oven to 375. Turn on convection fan if you have one. Lightly grease a muffin pan. Lightly whisk eggs in large bowl. Whisk in tomato paste, herbs and hot sauce. Add ground beef, oats, and onions. Using your hands, thoroughly blend everything together. Evenly mound the seasoned ground beef into the muffin cups. Whisk together the topping ingredients and brush evenly over the meaty muffin tops. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve and ENJOY!


*Recipe adapted from Fast Flavours Cookbook by Chef Michael Smith. 

Samantha Gladish

Samantha Gladish, RHN, ROHP, graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and proceeded to focus her studies in the field of Holistic Nutrition. After receiving a diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2009, Samantha acquired membership in the International Organization of Nutrition Consultants, earning her the designation of Registered Orthomolecular Healthcare Practitioner.

Since graduation, Samantha has demonstrated ongoing professional development through continuing education programs in Naturopathic and Orthomolecular medicine. Samantha’s comprehension of complementary and alternative medical treatments is evident in the success of her holistic practice. Samantha is also a certified Hatha Yoga instructor.

In the kitchen, Samantha transcends the disconnection between modern cuisine and the traditional preparation of whole, organic, live foods. Samantha’s culinary skills are surpassed only by her genuine enthusiasm for education and her practical application of nutrition in the prevention of modern disease. You can visit her on her website at and follow her on Twitter @IMHolistic

About the Author:
Strong Athlete was founded in 2011 by Strength & Conditioning Experts PK Mills and Gaétan Boutin. With over 40+ years of combined experience in sports nutrition, athletics, and fitness, the Strong Athlete team is dedicated to helping athletes achieve their maximum potential through a holistic approach to training, nutrition, and mindset.

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