This Keto meatloaf recipe is pure comfort food that will take you back to your childhood. And each slice has just 2g net carbs.
Today I’m going to show you how to make Keto meatloaf. Or as Ralphie’s brother in A Christmas Carol calls it, “Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beetloaf.”
Forget him though, meatloaf is amazing.
It’s the ultimate comfort food. Meatloaf was one of the 5 dinners in my father’s repertoire growing up, so it has a special place in my heart. (It’s more like neat loaf if you ask me.)
The great thing about meatloaf is that you just have to take a bunch of ingredients and mix them together.
You’ll need : ground beef, almond flour, an onion, a yellow bell pepper, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, salt, pepper and sugar-free ketchup. That last one is optional though, because it’s just as good without using ketchup to top the meatloaf.
A couple meatloaf tips:
-The recipe calls for 2 pounds of ground beef, but you can use all of the container that you buy at the store. Packaged ground beef always weighs some other amount like 2.34 pounds. It’s kind of annoying.
-Start by whisking together the wet ingredients (eggs, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce), then mix in the remaining ingredients except the sugar-free ketchup.
-You can use your hands to squish everything together through your fingers or you can use a wooden spoon and break up the meat and combine it with the other ingredients. Personal preference.
-I like to do an optional step and sauté the onions, garlic and bell peppers before adding them to the mix. It’s not necessary though, it just makes them a little bit softer.
-You can replace the almond flour with ground pork rinds for a lower carb version of the meatloaf. If you do that then the net carb count goes down to 1g per slice.
Ok, that’s all the meatloaf knowledge that I have to impart.
Just remember what Ralphie’s mom used to say and “Don’t play with your food, EAT IT!”Print
Classic Keto Meatloaf
This recipe is a low carb take on classic meatloaf. It's a slice of pure comfort food with just 2g net carbs per serving.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 60
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: 12 slices 1x
- Category: Entree
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 3oz tomato paste (½ of a small 6oz can)
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup super fine almond flour
- ¼ cup onion, diced small*
- ¼ cup yellow bell pepper, diced small*
- 4 cloves garlic, minced*
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ⅓ cup sugar-free ketchup, optional
Step 1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
Step 2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce.
Step 3. Use a wooden spoon or your hands to mix in ground beef, almond flour, onions, peppers, garlic, salt and black pepper.
Step 4. Pour meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.
Step 5. Bake for 30 minutes.
Step 6. Remove from the oven and spread ketchup on top if you are using it.
Step 7. Return to the oven and bake until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F, 25-45 minutes more.
*You can do an optional step and sauté the onions, garlic and bell peppers before adding them to the mix. It’s not necessary though, it just makes them a little bit softer.
- Serving Size: 1 ¾ inch slice
- Calories: 227
- Fat: 17
- Carbohydrates: 3
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 16
Keywords: Keto Meatloaf, Paleo Meatloaf, Low Carb Meat Loaf, Whole30 Meatloaf
Have you tried to substitute either ground turkey or chicken?
No,but any kind of ground meat will work in this recipe.
I love meatloaf, too, and its endless variations. My stepmother used to add Swiss cheese diced into 1/2 inch cubes to her meatloaf, which added some melty goodness to each slice.
Oh, that sounds GOOD. Thanks for the tip.
This is so funny. Meatloaf is one of the few things that my Dad can cook too. Your Keto version was really good. Thanks!