Tomato-Free Ketchup Plantain Meatloaf (Paleo, nut-free)

by purelytwins

Love meatloaf but can’t have tomatoes or don’t like tomatoes? This recipe is for you. A simple meatloaf recipe made with beef, plantain, and lots of veggies. A paleo meatloaf recipe that is nut-free with a tomato-free ketchup.

This Paleo Meatloaf has so much flavor and is super simple to make. It is moist, flavorful, and even has a hidden veggies! You won’t miss the bread crumbs or artificially ingredients. It's made from plantains! If you suffer from an autoimmune disease like me you'll enjoy my take on meatloaf recipe.

If you are new to the blog (HI!) but I, Michelle,  suffered from eczema for many years and mostly recently I suffered from the most severe case of eczema for 3 years. Tomatoes seem to be a common trigger food for many with skin issues.  When I had dinner with my friend Vevian we talked a lot about skin as she has psoriasis and she is still trying to discover what her triggers are and how to heal it. I shared with her how frustrating these type of skin issues are because we will have different triggers and a different healing path.

I have received wonderful emails and private Facebook messages from people telling me how my journey of healing my eczema helped them so much. So I am glad I shared it as I want to give people hope!!

I’ve learned a lot about my body and the foods I CHOOSE to eat. One thing is to make sure you are loving the food you eat because the emotions around food play a huge role in how the food “reacts” in your body. If you’re feeling stressed about the foods you are eating it is important to address those emotions and fears. You have the mindset that food is healing.  Addressing inflammation that is driving autoimmune disease is an important piece of healing, but remember diet is one aspect of healing.

I am not against tomatoes and I am not saying tomatoes are bad, they are just a food I personally choose to avoid or limit my intake of them due to my eczema. Remember everyone is different but if you are like me and highly sensitive to tomatoes I designed this recipe for you. In addition to it being tomato-free I also wanted it to be nut -free and grain-free because those are other foods that can tend to cause issues.

I am so happy with how well this recipe turned out.

Tomato-free nut-free grain-free plantain meatloaf recipe

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Make sure to share this yummy super delicious tomato-free ketchup meatloaf recipe with your friends who can’t have tomatoes.

This meatloaf comes together so nicely. Easy to make for a nice hearty weeknight dinner.

We kept the ingredient list simple but still full of flavor. It’s packed with nutrition.

The meat we used in this recipe we bought from US Wellness Meats. If we can’t get meat locally we love being able to order good quality meat online and have it delivered right to the front door.

Gluten-free paleo meatloaf recipe with a tomato free ketchup sauce
Gluten-free Meatloaf (grain-free, primal, Paleo, whole30) is perfect for a weeknight meal! it's packed with flavor & lots of vegetables! Easy to make and includes a follow along recipe video. This paleo meatloaf is made without nuts with a tomato-free ketchup.

If you suffer from an autoimmune disease like me you’ll enjoy my take on meatloaf using real ingredients.

No grains
No tomatoes.
No nuts.
No dairy.

This Paleo meatloaf has so much flavor and is super simple to make. It is moist and flavorful.

We used plantains and tigernut flour  instead of nuts which are mostly used in paleo recipes as nuts can also cause skin irritations.

To keep the ketchup tomato free we used a mix of carrot and sweet potatoes for the sauce. It honestly took us a bit to decide on what to use to replace tomatoes, but this combo worked perfectly.


Tomato-Free Ketchup Nut-free Plantain Meatloaf (paleo, whole30)

A hearty gluten-free ketchup-free meatloaf recipe made from a base of plantains and tigernut flour, baked up to perfection and topped with a flavorful sweet potato carrot sauce. This recipe is Whole 30 and Paleo safe. No nuts. No tomatoes. No grains. No dairy.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes




  • 1 lb of meat (beef or bison)
  • 1 small zucchini
  • handful spinach
  • 1/2 plantain, steamed (80 grams)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut amino acids
  • 1/2 cup tigernut flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup tomato free sauce

Tomato free sauce recipe

  • 1 carrot, steamed (100 grams)
  • 1 large sweet potato, steamed (330 grams)
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)


  1. Pre heat oven to 350.

Place tomato free sauce ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.

  1. Set aside.

Place plantain and zucchini to food processor. Pulse together.

  1. Add in remaining meatloaf ingredients except the sauce.
  2. Pulse together.
  3. Add in 1/2 cup tomato free sauce.
  4. Place meatloaf into oiled bread loaf pan.
  5. Spread the remaining sauce on top.
  6. Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes.
  7. Use a meat thermometer to check too.


  • Serving Size: makes one bread loaf

This meatloaf also freezes really well. To reheat just use microwave or oven. Perfect for those busy weeks.

 Ingredient substitutions ideas:

Don’t have plantains use parsnips or yucca.

Use any flour for the tigernut flour.

You can use any meat you like.

This hearty gluten-free meatloaf is made from a base of plantains and tigernut flour, baked up to perfection and topped with a flavorful sweet potato carrot sauce. Whole 30 and Paleo. No nuts. No tomatoes. No grains. No dairy.

Gluten-free Meatloaf (grain-free, primal, Paleo, whole30) recipe that is perfect addition to any meal. It’s packed with flavor & lots of vegetables!

Are you ready to make some plantain veggie packed meatloaf with a flavorful tomato free ketchup?


Lori and Michelle

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