Mango Madness Meatloaf: venison & paleo

In an attempt to make a yummy venison meatloaf that ascribes to Paleo guidelines, I created the following recipe, which I call Mango Madness Meatloaf. Because I am allergic to tomatoes I have come up with alternatives over the years, primarily mango and papaya, to replace tomato in certain recipes.

Mango – one
Almond meal -1/2 cup
Ground venison – 1 lb
Ground chicken (or turkey) – 1 lb
Eggs (omega3) – 2
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Sage – 1 tbsp
Thyme – 1 tbsp
Garlic – 1 tbsp (or 2 cloves)
Black or 4 season pepper – 1 tsp
Red bell pepper – 1
Yellow bell pepper -1
Celery – 2
Onion (sweet) – 1/4
Apple, Gala – 1/2

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Using food processor, almost puree mango. Add eggs, oil & seasonings and mix. Place ground meat in a bowl and add mixture with hands. Dice up veggies and apple. Add veggies and almond meal to meat mixture and mix with hands. Rub a small amount of olive oil on sides of baking dish (Pyrex) and put meatloaf mixture in with enough room for meatloaf to rise as baking. Cook for 60 minutes and let sit for 10 minutes after baking. This makes over two pounds of meatloaf, so use a large baking dish or be prepared to bake meatloaf in two episodes. My dish holds one pound so I had to bake two separate batches.

Because Iā€™m endeavoring to follow the Paleo lifestyle, there is no salt added, no seasonings with salt or sugar, and I used a glass baking dish instead of aluminum or Teflon. The meatloaf smells wonderful while baking, and tastes very good. The chicken I used was from Perdue, as they advertise being hormone-free. The ground venison is fresh from my December harvest.

My palate and tummy are very happy with the outcome!

9 thoughts on “Mango Madness Meatloaf: venison & paleo

  1. Allergic to tomatoes??? I would have a very hard time feeding you in my house- I feel like I use tomatoes in everything. This is a very interesting recipe- I haven’t ever heard of anyone adding in chicken to venison/beef meatloaf- but it looks great so i’ll have to try it some day!


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  3. I to am allergic to tomatoes but around here it simply does not work. I am also allergic to garlic. Doctors did not believe I am Italian heritage.
    What I did find out, is that the seeds and mucus tissue inside tomatoes, cause the allergic reactions. I cut tomato horizontally, flush chambers under a little running water and dig out the mucus and seeds with my fingers or the back handle end of a spoon. Then, when finished, gently squeeze the tomato half to get the acids out of the tomato meat.


      • Don’t feel bad, I get hives when I eat cantalope. I always thought it tastes like black pepper, but black pepper is okay with me, then I found out, that cantalope does not taste like black pepper. It’s one of my 18 food allergies that I constantly ignore (and sometimes pay the price for ignoring). I wonder what lima bean and corn really taste like. Oh, well…


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